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New York subway map typo costs MTA a quarter million

  • Written by Jed E. Robinson
  • Published in USA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority raised its fares and in order to keep everyone informed with the current fare prices. This is why it ordered new maps to be printed. The new maps advertise the pay per ride minimum card price.

Unfortunately someone made a rather big mistake. Instead of having the new rate of $5 printed on the maps MTA has reportedly printed out thousands of these maps with the old price of $4.5.

It's not like the MTA printed the maps because of a map change. The main purpose of an estimated $250000 investment was to have maps with the updated rates.

The new incorrect maps were reportedly already handed out throughout the city in different stations. According to some Transit Workers Union members around 80 thousand maps were printed with this typo.

After we did a basic calculation we noticed that the recent subway map typo had a very high cost: $250000. Unfortunately this means that another fare hike might be imminent in the near future.

 

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