Here it is. Now what?

Why pay less?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4574246.stm#quote

Gutted

I've never going to be able to drive due to an eye condition I have and so _have_ to use public transport :/

Anybody commute to work? Peak prices hurt even more
Permalink Dan 
January 2nd, 2006
HA ha. I ride my bike to school, it's 10 minutes away.

The MTA had a budget surplus so they "gave back" to the public by giving them half price fairs in December. Only, the Transit Worker's Union went on strike for 3 days, and people had to spend HOURS getting to and from work each day.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 2nd, 2006
They had a surplus, but couldn't pony up $20 mil for pensions instead choose to force a strike costing the city a hundred million plus. Oh, wise men of power.
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January 2nd, 2006
Pensions are frikkin expensive, but I agree. Don't throw your money away (do you think more people will ride the subway because you make it a dollar?) and then complain you have none. There are also bright & shiny ads that say "We hope you like our newer, more modern subway cars, because we bought a lot of them." They are *really* nice, but are they "more important than our employees" nice?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 2nd, 2006
New York is the greatest city in the US. Largely, perhaps entirely, because of that damn subway. Please please please don't let them fuck that up.
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January 2nd, 2006
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