Starting in March the New York City subway system is set to get a face lift. According to the New York Times, beginning 1 March riders who use the often awkward tap-and-go systems will automatically get unlimited rides (weekly) after a $33 cap once they start tapping. That means that riders who exceed that cap (the price of a weekly) will automatically get unlimited for the week after achieving that cap.
The Times notes that the programme will be a trial one while it is determined if such proves to be a hit with locals. Many will probably be pleased with the idea considering that the price of the subway currently doesn’t quite add up to making sense given how unreliable and dirty it often is.
Proposals are set to be announced Monday and voted on in the near future.