New York City Subway Typo Could Cost $250,000

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By: / March 10, 2013

The New York City transit authority had to get rid of all their new March 2013 maps when the wrong fare was printed on them.

The current price to ride the subway roundtrip is $5, however the wrong maps had listed the old fare, $4.50. The increase went into effect as of March 1. The Transit Workers Union Local 100 estimates that 80,000 bad maps were printed and will cost the MTA $250,000.

“They weren’t coming out with a new map because they were changing the map. They were coming out with a new map because they were changing the price. That was the sole purpose. And they couldn’t even get that right,” an MTA station agent told the New York Post.

Most of the bad maps were pulled from distribution, but some were handed out. The $250,000 subway typo won’t be fixed until later this week. The MTA hopes to have new maps with the correct price out by March 15.