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NYC Subway fare history

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NYC Subway fare history

 

* $0.05 (ca. 1900 – 1948)

* $0.10 (1948 – 1953)

* $0.15 (1953 – 1966)

* $0.20 (1966 – December 31, 1969)

* $0.30 (January 1, 1970 – December 31, 1971)

* $0.35 (January 1, 1972 – August 31, 1975)

* $0.50 (September 1, 1975 – June 28, 1980)

* $0.60 (June 29, 1980 – July 3, 1981)

* $0.75 (July 4, 1981 – December 31, 1983)

* $0.90 (January 1, 1984 – December 31, 1985)

* $1.00 (January 1, 1986 – December 31, 1989)

* $1.15 (January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1991)

* $1.25 (January 1, 1992 – November 11, 1995)

* $1.50 (November 12, 1995 – May 3, 2003)

* $2.00 (May 4, 2003 – present)

 

When will the fare hit $2.25? I'm hoping it's not anytime soon, but who knows. At this rate, the fare might hit that price in three years, and hit $2.50 by 2012. These are my estimates according to the fare raise rate.

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Imagine how many more trips people would take if the fare was cut instead of raised.

 

- Andy

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man if it was 5 cents every year would be a little bit better or 5 cents in 2 years.

 

Raising the fair every two years by 5 cents? Then you'd have some funny math to do when calculating fares. I'd rather have this fare stay $2 for a long time.

 

Imagine how many more trips people would take if the fare was cut instead of raised.

 

- Andy

 

Most people buy unlimited metro cards. How popular would it be if th fare was cut, well it would attract more ridership certainly because riders can have some relief from gas prices, but I doubt that because the Buses depend on the fuel too. B)

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Raising the fair every two years by 5 cents? Then you'd have some funny math to do when calculating fares. I'd rather have this fare stay $2 for a long time.

 

 

 

Most people buy unlimited metro cards. How popular would it be if th fare was cut, well it would attract more ridership certainly because riders can have some relief from gas prices, but I doubt that because the Buses depend on the fuel too. B)

 

no if they had to raise fares

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The fare remained 5 cents for a little over 40 years. It's amazing what inflation has done to this country.

 

Inflation is a big problem everywhere in the world these days B)

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Zimbabwe...

 

Zimbabwe's in trouble, these days, and the fare system's messed up too.

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