Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Phase Out of Free Student Metro Cards to Hurt Local Parents Pocketbooks




At $88 / month the cost of metro cards is not cheap but from past analysis my wife and I still get a pretty good deal. With the added possibility of having to buy two more such cards for our kids if the MTA does away with student metro cards I am not so sure without running the numbers again. As expected our usage brinigs the costs down but spending $350 plus on metro cards is nuts.

23 comments:

  1. I always thought that the DOE (or the OPT) subsidizes the student metro cards. Maybe instead of the MTA taking the brunt for these free cards the DOE should chip in instead.

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  3. $350 is still cheaper than a new car and insurance payments. I'd rather see students pay for cards than line cuts. The MTA shouldn't carry this burden. I agree with the above comment that the DOE should carry the cost if the parents are not.

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  4. I feel that students should have to pay for the MTA. When I go around town. I see students with sneakers on that cost more than my whole outfit. If the parents, or students, can pay for those sneakers, then they can surely afford and MTA pass. This would be a lesson in responsability.

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  6. god bless jan brewer gov. of az. i wish they would do it here in new york .most people in new york support you.

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  10. wow roosevelt island is getting less and less black , see all the new people moving in are white or asian. because the rents are market rents . so as the years go by less and less blacks will be living here . this is what rioc and shane wanted . they should all be put in jail for what they did to this island. i will be going to see cuomo about this matter , there was alot of under handed things that went on during the eastwood buy out i am sure there were payoffs made under the table for these people from this island to sign off on the agreement that has made a mess of this island, i hope cuomo will look into this and people will go to jail,

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  12. this is to ron vass and the rent of you who were in the eastwood building commeette . who sold out the middle income people of east wood its because of you that there are over 100 vacant apartments in eastwood . the people living in these apartments were good hard working middle class people who were placed into sec 8 .. you all should go to hell. but i will not give up the fight i will try to save the middle income working as there are still a few lefe . we will try to get the same deal you all got .when ron and joyce. pay 30 percent of their income for rent than so will i also i am getting all the people who were placed into sec8 and who gave money to the ebc we are demanding you give us back our money .we paid for your lawyer .people put into sec8 did not need a lawyer we had no say in the matter you all needed a lawyer .we helped pay for your lawyer . you will be hearing from us very soon,

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  13. jay why dont you sue ron vass for the money. he has lots and lots of money ..he could have paid for the lawyer himsefe , after all the lawyer was for him the the people going into lapp . the sec 8 people did not need a lawyer . ron made a fool out of a lot of people, people think it was the lawyer who got them sec 8 . that is a lie . the owner asked housing for the sec8 so he could put all the apartments to market rent and housing said yes . see the lawyer did nothing for people in sec 8 tell ron you want your money back,you paid for his lawyer.

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  14. i hate all the new people on the island, they are paying these high rents ,. thats why there are no more affordable apartments on the island because they are paying these high rents . i say to all of you . go to hell.

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  15. to the middle income people who were placed into sec8 we must get together and damand that we want the lapp . jush like reon vass got and all the people in the e .b.c .we paid for their lawyer ron go to hell you made a fool out of us we will not forget

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  16. all these new people waiting for the subway . they all make me sick . i remember the good old days of roosevelt island before these new buildings and these new peolpe i hate the way things are now

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  17. we the middle income people of east wood are begining a movement to get into the lapp ,. will ron vass help us . i dont think so , but thats o,k ron you can go to hell

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  18. ron i must say you have a noce car . i wiskh i can make more money so i could buy a car like yours . but see ron thanks to you i musht keep my income very low . see when a person goes into sec8 . its for people with low incomes . right ron . so i cannot make alot of money see i will have to pay 30 percent of my income before taxes for rent . hey ron why dont you try it you got lapp which is rent satztion. thanks to you i got sec8 ., so i cant make alot of money like you unless i want my rent to go over 2.000 per month .thanks to you . go to hell ron also give me back my money i gave you for the lawyer . i paid for your lawyer . he did nothing for people in sec8

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  19. many many good hard working middle income people have moved out of eastwood . because of ron vass , but there are a few lefe , llke me and a few others so we will fight to get what ron vass got . and joyce and others you know who you are you did not care about the middle income people of eastwood . you let them put us into sec 8 . how dare you . i like to see you in sec8 ,and pay 30 percent of your income . come on ron try it you did it to me because of you my life is a mess i cant make alot of money like you do , because my rent is going to go up too high ,thats why so many people have moved because you did not look out for them they had to move . but you are happy right ron .there are over 100 vacant apartments in eastwood , who the hell do you think were living in these apartments . ron do you know , i do, they had to move out because of you and what you agreed to , why the hell did we give you money for a lawyer that lawyer was for you and the people who went into the lapp not for people who went into sec8 8 . we are not giving up

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