As predicted, the dreaded subway fare hikes were approved by the MTA board this morning. The carnage unfolded without surprises: The 30-day unlimited-ride MetroCard will increase from $89 to $104, the weekly unlimited card will go up to $29, and the MetroCard cash bonus will decreasing from 15 to 7 percent. In addition, there will be a $1 surcharge on customers buying a new MetroCard, and the Fun Pass and 14-day Unlimited will be phased out.

"This fare plan hits our best customers with the heftiest fare hike,” said Andrew Albert, a non-voting member and head of the New York City Transit Riders Council, according to the Post. “We should be rewarding our best customers." Yeah, we should at least be getting more free shows like this!