Man on the street interviews with New Yorkers getting their thoughts on the latest fare increases in the New MTA Plan.
The MTA has again said that a new plan to shore up the transit agency's massive budget shortfall could send the cost of an unlimited monthly pass soaring to $130 or higher and will boost the cost of single ride by 25-cents.
NBCNewYork was first to report last month that MTA Chairman and CEO Jay Walder had announced during a budget meeting that an unlimited monthly pass "would have to be $130 or higher" to fit into the MTA's new budget. That's a whopping $41 increase.
Fares are set to go up next year as the MTA faces "a $900 million shortfall for 2010 resulting from cuts to State assistance and dramatic downturns in tax revenue," the agency said.
The 14-day MetroCards would be eliminated.