Ready For Another MTA Fare Hike? And 3 Other Big Changes You Can Expect From the New MTA Chairman
By Kristin Iversen
I feel very strongly that people who participate in “No Pants Day” should have to pay double the normal fare.
I know. I know. We just had a fare increase. It was only a month ago! That’s not long at all. But now that there’s a new MTA chairman, there’s going to be some significant changes going on. Including, probably, a fare increase in 2015. So that totally sucks. But, as the Daily News reports, “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority faces an unprecedented amount of work replacing system components damaged by superstorm Sandy and bolstering the infrastructure against future storms.”
And who better to confront these challenges than the new MTA chief, Tom Prendergast? Well, I guess it doesn’t even really matter if there’s someone better or not, because this is our man. Prendergrast has also served as “president of the NYC Transit division since late 2009 and former president of the Long Island Rail Road” seems to be well-suited to the job at hand, but, unfortunately, the job at hand is pretty grim. Here are some of the main changes that we need to expect in the next couple of years. Brace yourselves.