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    Proposed Senate bill offers discounted MetroCards

    The wallets of college students may become fatter because of a bill introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. The University Transit Rider Innovation Program offers a 25 percent discount to college students across the nation. This includes MetroCards for CUNY students. “The point of this legislation is to give college students some relief, because so many are working so hard to pay tuition and are also taking on large amounts of debt to get by, while at the same time working to ensure cash-strapped transit agencies like the MTA don’t have to shoulder the burden,” Schumer said. The bill is only a proposal and Congress is expected to deal with federal…

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    MTA increases fare despite public outcry

    The MTA increased subway and bus fares by a quarter on March 22, making the per-ride cost rise to $2.75. The Queens College campus, located in one of the most diverse boroughs of New York, is a well-known commuter school where thousands of students rely on the MTA for transportation. Students, in general, were unhappy about the fare increase. “I’m mad about it. I don’t have enough money to pay that much for a MetroCard. I barely make $300 in two weeks and I have so many other expenses.” Malala Khan, a sophomore, said. QC student Krislee Acevedo was also frustrated by the increase. “I hate it and I buy weekly tickets because that’s what…