Public transportation in New York is a great way to go. It is quick, efficient and pretty safe. It hasn’t always been that way. In the 70’s and early 80’s, the subway was pretty nasty. I prefer the subway to the bus and take both. Most of the time, the subway is the way to go.
I filled my card a few weeks ago with another $20. $20 gets your $24 worth of travel. The metrocard is the way to go. I took my ride. When I got on the subway to return, the card wouldn’t work. Eventually I gave up and went to the toll booth to ask for help. They gave me an envelope and said I needed to send my card back and contact the MTA. Yeah, right.
I took the envelope home. Wrote a letter about what happened and sent that off with my card. When I got back from vacation I had a letter from the MTA. They checked out my card and it was definitely faulty. They supplied me with a new card and $22 worth of travel which is exactly what was left.
I loved it. In terms of Government offices, the MTA works.