AROUND NEW YORK
there is the taxicab...but there is also the MTA New York Transit subway,
which connects 4 out of the city's 5 boroughs. It runs 24 hours, 7
days a week, but not all trains run at all times.
how far you ride, subway, local bus, and Staten Island Railway base fare is
$1.50, payable by MetroCard or token. Only MetroCard allows one free
transfer from subway to bus or bus to bus in a two0hour period. Bus
fare boxes accept only MetroCard, tokens, or exact change (no bills or
pennies). The MetroCard is sold at all subway stations and 3,500
stores throughout the city.
There are 2
kinds of fare cards, that you can use to pay for rides on subways and buses:
Unlimited Ride - $4 for 1 day (the "Fun Pass") and
$17 for 7 consecutive days. (2) Pay-Per-Ride - sold in amounts from
$3 to $80. Rides cost 10% less when you by Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard
worth $15 or more.
outside stations have colored circles showing line letters or numbers of
trains that stop there (subway
map - click here). After you pay your fare and swipe through the
turnstile, follow signs for the line you want. At the platform edge,
overhead signs indicate which trains stop there, destinations, and hours of
operation. If there are any temporary changes in service, red and
white notices are posted in the turnstile area and on platform pillars.