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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My community

In my community I do a lot of activities, In my community the people are very nice and friendly . I also live next to the new target and i am able to get a great view of it from across the street from my house . Also there are a lot of restaurants next to where I live, that is so wonderful I love my neighborhood.

Friday, June 6, 2008

My email to the MTA public transit association with an respond back

Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support
center. Below is a summary of your request and our response.

Subject
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Metro Card Prices


Discussion Thread
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Response (Antonio Ligonde) - 06/05/2008 01:45 PM
This is in response to your recent e-mail to MTA New York City Transit
requesting information regarding MetroCard price increases.

We truly appreciate your interest in New York City Transit. Please note that
there are no plans to increase the fare at this time. New York City Transit
base fare on City local bus and subway has remained –
• $2

The base fare on Express Bus Service has remained at -
• $5

However, as of March 2nd, 2008, prices on the Unlimited Ride MetroCard changed.

• Fun Pass (Daily Unlimited) MetroCard will increase to $7.50
• 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard will increase to $25.00
• 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard will increase to $81.00
• 7-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard will remain at $41.00

MTA New York City Transit will introduce a 14-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard that
will cost $47.00.

Please note that all Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards purchased before the fare change
will continue to work after March 2nd, 2008. In addition, the bonus for the
pay-per-ride MetroCard will be 15-percent, which is added automatically with the
purchase or addition of $7 or more. A $7 card with the bonus will actually have
$8.05 value, equaling 4 rides but will have a remaining balance of $0.05.
Similarly, a $10 card will actually have $11.50 in value or 5 rides and a
remaining value of $1.50 while a $20 card will have $23 in value and 11 rides
with a leftover balance of $1. In these cases, riders are urged to refill the
card to use any remaining balance.

To avoid leftover balances on pay-per-ride cards, riders can purchase a $10 card
at a MetroCard Vending Machine, refill it three times - at $10 each - and get 23
rides and have no balance. Riders can also purchase a $20 MetroCard, refill it
once with another $20, get 23 rides and have no leftover balance. At local
MetroCard out-of-system sales locations, riders can purchase one of two new fare
cards sold only at merchant locations:

- $17.39 MetroCard, 10 subway or local bus rides, a $20 value

- $52.17 MetroCard, 30 subway or local bus rides, a $60 value

Riders can also avoid left over balances by signing up for the EasyPay Xpress
MetroCard - the MetroCard that never runs out of rides. EasyPay Xpress can be
used for local bus, subway and express bus trips. Riders can log on to
www.easypaymetrocard.com and sign up for the program using a debit or credit
card for the pay-per-ride bonus card that refills automatically and is protected
even if it is lost or stolen. Once signed up, riders can view their account on
line or opt to receive a monthly statement.

As a reminder, the base fare for a single local bus and subway ride remains $2
(reduced fare $1), and the base fare for an Express bus ride remains $5
(reduced-fare $2.50 off peak only), while the price of the 7-day Express Bus
Plus pass remains at $41. Also, fares for Paratransit trips taken on
Access-A-Ride remain the same.

For more fare change information, riders are urged to visit us on the web at
www.mta.info. Otherwise, you may call MetroCard Customer Service at (212)
638-7622, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or from 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, or write to MetroCard Customer Claims at New
York City Transit, 2 Broadway, Room B11.59, New York, NY 10004.

We hope this information is helpful and thank you for having taken the time to
contact us.

Pedro M. Mojica
Associate Transit Customer Service Specialist

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Customer (Kareem Williams) - 06/03/2008 10:29 AM
helo, my name is kareem williams of Benjamin Banneker Academy I want to find out
if there is any ideas that the mta is thinking about in regards to metro card
pricing raising?


Question Reference #080603-000089
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MTA Service: NYC Transit Buses
Category: Information Request
Date Created: 06/03/2008 10:29 AM
Last Updated: 06/05/2008 01:45 PM
Status: Closed
Date/Time of Event:

Location of Event
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Kendall Stewart

My New York City Council Member



District Office Address
1694 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210

District Office Phone
718-951-8177

District Office Fax
718-951-8191

Legislative Office Address
250 Broadway
18th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Legislative Office Phone
212-788-6859

Friday, May 16, 2008

Community Interest

I am interested in finding out more about what is happening to public transportation. I will do this my contacting my community board in order to get more information.

What is a Community Board?

Community Boards is a community based mediation program, established in 1976, in San Francisco, California, USA. The program utilizes volunteers from from the neighbourhoods of the city, who work with people involved in disagreements toward the end of resolving the dispute, repairing the relationship, and healing or preventing riffs in the community.

The Community Boards program promotes a model of mediation that emphasises the collective involvement of members of the community, recruiting mediators who are represenative of their neighbourhoods—with direct awareness of local needs and concerns. The program utilizes a form of case management in which "case developers" make in–person contact with potential parties in order to encourage participation. Once the parties involved have consented to participate, they are assisted by a panel (usually 3) of mediators.

The program is among the most distant approach to formal legal process among the various models of community mediation. The most dramatic example of this viewpoint is the contention by the program's mediators that any agreement reached should be enforceable only by the good will and voluntary compliance of the parties. Proponents have asserted that the program's impact is much broader than the resolution of individual disputes—reaching into issues of tolerance, acceptance and social justice.

Community Boards has also been active in the promotion of K-12 school-based peer mediation programs since 1982.