Why should "the citizens of NY" underwrite anyone's travel methods? Government is the only entity that can lose money on a "business" and have people think that is ok. The NY MTA is projecting a $400 Million budget shortfall plus another $135 Million in reduced revenue from less riders. That's HALF A BILLION DOLLARS for the subway system in ONE CITY.
The MTA should sell the subway to a private firm who can make it into a profitable business.
The problem isn't the MTA breaking an implicit contract with the customers who have the unlimited ride card, the problem is government operating this at all.
Capitialism is Boss!
Techdirt has not posted any stories submitted by robertbranch.