Fine Fine Fine
On the F train, I tried to switch cars before a fellow passenger told me that those particular trains don’t open (they don’t?). Our conversation attracted an MTA worker of the Contractor variety, who warned me that there are a bunch of new fines being implemented on the train. Starting in the next few weeks, they’ll be enforcing and fining passengers for such unforgivable crimes as changing cars while the train is in motion, taking up more than one seat and carrying (heavens!) a book of matches.
As a straphanger, I’m the last one to stop the progress being made on public transit, especially the trains. The movies set in New York City during the 80’s/early 90’s scared me off the train when I was a kid; remember the dilapidated car in Risky Business, and the hobo ghost hobo in Ghost? But this is ridiculous; when I was younger, the bigger boys would ride from 125th to 59th in between the trains and no one got hurt. Maybe people are getting stupider; have you seen the ads where the guy is riding on the outside of the train ? Do people really do that ?
Anyway, does anyone know anything about these new fines?