The MTA began enacting its fourth system-wide fare hike in five years on March 3rd. Commuters will now pay an added $1 fee for every MetroCard purchased in an effort to clean up stations and save resources. Overall, the MTA has raised MetroCard rates a total of 38 percent since 2008. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people their thoughts on this latest fare hike.
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