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The Fate of the Fare

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Higher priced metrocards?  Students tell MTA, “take a ‘hike”” Beginning in 2015, students across campus will be forced to empty their pockets for public transportation. The MTA has, once again, raised the issue of fare hikes for NYC commuters. “So many of us commute here and it’s already so costly,” said Mel Evelyn, a City […]

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Free Ride

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New York City schoolkids take the buses and subway for free. A popular petition demands the same for college students. At a school full of commuters like ours, bus and subway fare can add up. With room and board, utilities, books and tuition, buying a Metrocard a major expense. An online petition on change.org is […]

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No Time for “Showtime”

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Mixed reviews for subway performers by Curtis Ashley No matter how commuters feel about the subway performers they encounter throughout the city, the NYPD seems to have had enough of the antics. Over 240 have been arrested so far in this year, compared to 40 at this time in 2013. The dramatic increase in arrests […]

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Yikes! Another Fare Hike!

Yikes! Another Fare Hike!

 Not again.  How students are coping by Shantia Dobson The MTA has introduced new fare hikes for commuters, leaving many feeling disgruntled as they already face hard economic times. Many accuse the agency  as out of touch with reality by imposing increases in fares. The round of hikes that took place recently, is the fourth […]

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Welcome Back Post-Sandy–How You Can Help, Subway Update and More

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 City Never Sleeps by Emily Goldblum Coming Back to Reality First things first, hope everyone’s well. If you need any help or advice post-Hurricane Sandy, please click here.  Also, don’t forget about FEMA, the American Red Cross, NYC311 and also for Staten Island specifically: Recovers.org. Please, if you have anything to give or need anything, even […]

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Fare Hikes, Soda Bans & Old Homecoming Queens… Oh My! 10-16-2012

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City Never Sleeps by Alex Aleman While many news stories appear to be far removed from most people’s daily lives, quite a few stories are affecting New York City students today. For all of you who thrive on caffeine, the soda ban might get shut down. On Friday, the soda industry filed a lawsuit against Mayor Bloomberg’s […]

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MTA to Students: Pay Up!

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Another fare hike–really?! by Jasmine Nieves On September 25, the MTA announced yet another bus and subway increase to take effect in March. The proposed plan will raise a single fare from $2.25 to $2.50, a 7- day metro card from $29 to $30, and a monthly metro card bumped from $104 to $109. The proposal […]

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What’s the Most Dangerous Bus Route in the City?

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It’s in the Bronx. Read on for details. By Joyce Li Last month, NY1 called the BX 9 bus route between Riverdale and West Farms the most dangerous in the city. Over the past year, the Bx9 bus has accumulated several reports of bus driver assaults and violence. Diona Phoenix, a senior at City College and […]

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Un-Fare!

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Students Sound-off About New MTA Rate Hike By Amaani Bhamla. At City College, the vast majority of students travel to class by subway. This makes the latest fare hike especially painful. Despite cutting back on service last summer, on October 7, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) voted to raise prices—the fourth increase since 2005. The […]

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