No wonder the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is cash-strapped. Seven percent of $2.25 is 16 cents, making the fare $2.09 — not $1.63, as said by Chairman Joseph Lhota.
With such a lack of basic math skills, what other miscalculations are related to the deficit? Remember that the MTA has use of the money on a multiple fare card until the rides are taken, and fewer cards need to be produced and distributed.
The discount helps both sides. Let’s keep it.
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