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post #6076 of 11478
The Tokyo transit system is much more expensive per ride than MTA. Also, I believe they are different train companies (?private).
post #6077 of 11478
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

The Tokyo transit system is much more expensive per ride than MTA. Also, I believe they are different train companies (?private).

They are owned by different companies, which can be confusing. Luckily, they all accepted the same payment card (which, surprise surprise, was better than the crappy metro cards), and they all connected, so it didn't really matter.

It was a bit more expensive, but not much-I think we generally paid around $2.40 per ride. They do have zone based metering, so if you lived further out, that may be true.
post #6078 of 11478
I would gladly pay double my fare if it meant better service and less riffraff. Unfortunately for us it would only mean less riffraff and the same crappy service only funding outrageous pensions and health benefits.
post #6079 of 11478
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How did I miss this?

http://www.artisanalpencilsharpening.com/

lefty

I actually thought that was a serious service for a minute.
post #6080 of 11478
It is, order placed.

Watch his video, he's actually very good at it.
post #6081 of 11478
Thread Starter 
There is very litle riff raff on metro north. (so far.) But they are never, ever, ever on time.
post #6082 of 11478
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There is very litle riff raff on metro north. (so far.) But they are never, ever, ever on time.

Apparently MTA workers are getting raises that will cost $110M. Say hello to service cuts.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mta-transit-worker-unions-close-deal-new-contract-sources-article-1.1759355
post #6083 of 11478
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There is very litle riff raff on metro north. (so far.) But they are never, ever, ever on time.
Not even from Yonkers?
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post #6085 of 11478
This is absurd. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04172014-labor-agreement-mta-twul
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Under the terms of the agreement, TWU workers would receive increases within the 2% cap that Governor Cuomo has achieved with state labor contracts (1% increase in each of the first 2 years, beginning with 2012, and 2% increases in the last 3 years). Employees would pay an increased share of health care costs – increasing from 1.5% to 2% percent of the employee’s salary – but would receive important new benefits including paid maternity/paternity leave, coverage of health care for surviving spouses of deceased TWU retirees, and improvements to dental and optical benefits.

Best part:
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The contract will have no impact on MTA fares and will be accommodated within revisions to the MTA financial plan.

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post #6086 of 11478
No, this is the most ridiculous part of that statement:
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Employees would pay an increased share of health care costs – increasing from 1.5% to 2% percent of the employee’s salary

I *wish* my health insurance cost me only 2%, and my benefits are pretty damn good.
post #6087 of 11478
I have what is called a "Cadillac" health plan. My cost will go up $4,000 in a couple of years if the "Cadillac Tax" goes into effect.
post #6088 of 11478
My health insurance costs .1% of my salary. No, that's not a typo. One tenth of a percent. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #6089 of 11478
just gonna put this here
post #6090 of 11478
the traffic leaving JFK yesterday was fucking terrible.
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