New Subway Rules -- $75 For A Cup Of Coffee
September 30th, 2005

Announcement of new rules of conduct for the subway for the first time since 1994 has elicited less than a thumbs-up from blogging straphangers, especially about the increased fines.

“The MTA passed new transit rules today,” wrote the blogger OneEyedJack “or as I like to call them, new excuses to take your money.”

“Queens Village Depot,” writing in the Forum: “The rules make no sense
and there is no way they can fully enforce them all.”

Jossip entitled a post “That coffee will cost you $75 under new MTA rules.” But the increased fines are not the worst of it: “They’re also trying to give MTA officials sole discretion on when to eject a disabled person using a seeing eye dog, which, would be, uh, completely illegal and stuff. But maybe that’s where some of that $928m surplus is going: settling class action lawsuits.”

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