MetrocardThe NY State of Appeals refused to hear the case of whether the MTA's fare increases are legal, and therefore the prices ($2 for subways & buses, 25% increase for other rail, $4 for other tolls) stand. This is a defeat for different city and officials as well as the Straphangers, but the MTA claims that it's a good deal for all and that "the average fare was $1.26," due to riders taking advantage of 30-day passes. Gothamist can only hope that added coffers to the MTA's warchest will mean better service, but we're not that naive.