NYC transit mulls off-peak discount

New chairman looking to offer the discount
October 22, 2009 3:43:32 PM PDT
New York City's transit system might offer passengers discounts to ride late at night and on weekends. The new Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman, Jay H. Walder, says that could encourage use of buses and subways during quieter periods.

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    The practice is used in London, where Walder first worked with the concept.

    Walder tells The New York Times it also would bring the city's subway system in line with commuter rails, which have off-peak fares.

    The MTA chairman ruled out charging higher prices for longer trips, a system used in cities like Washington and London.

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    Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com


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