Gallery: MTA May Charge Riders a $1 Green Fee to Encourage MetroCard Re...

If you’ve ever reused your MetroCard thinking it would be a waste to chuck it, you might soon be rewarded for your efforts. Word on the street is that the MTA is looking to add a $1 surcharge for all new MetroCard purchases to encourage riders to reuse their cards. Yes, the added charge would mean MetroCards will cost more, but it’s a great incentive to get people to simply reuse their cards (not a difficult ask) and it could also save the MTA $2 million a year and reduce subway litter considerably.

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