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A Mistake At A Ticket Machine Cost Me $100. Fining Me Didn’t Make the Subway Safer.

I returned to New York City in the autumn of 2018 for the first time in nearly a decade.
A Mistake At A Ticket Machine Cost Me $100. Fining Me Didn?t Make the Subway Safer.

I returned to New York City in the autumn of 2018 for the first time in nearly a decade. The shape of the city was the same, and it still had the intoxicating fast pace that I imagine has been part of the fabric of New York long before I was even born. But details were changed — one, notably, the way fares were collected for public buses.

As city changes go, this one could easily be mistaken as minor, but it was significant enough to earn me a $100 fine within minutes of setting foot in the city. And I am not the only causality of the recent changes in the way New York handles its fares. ...

Over a thousand people gathered to voice their outrage at the conduct of the NYPD, protesting what they see as blatant acts of police brutality. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) I returned to New York City in the autumn of 2018 for the first time in nearly [...]