New York 's MTA system has long been a contention within communities across all 5 boroughs. But now, the city and the MTA have announced that the "Fair Fare" program has now been extended to at least 800,000 more residents. The program is meant to help moderate to low income New Yorkers afford their metro rides more (and presumably reduce the shocking and offensively high number of arrests over $2.75.)
As of Monday, the programme has opened up via the city's Human Resources Online Portal (and no you do not have to be a regular benefit recipient to apply.)
From what we've discovered, here are the basic qualifications.
Are between (and including) the ages of 18 and 64;Are in a household that meets the income guidelines for the Fair Fares NYC program;Are not currently participat...