Child Fares on the Subway and Bus?
The MTA raised its fares on Sunday. You may not have noticed (like I didn't) because the base fare is still $2, but if you buy a MetroCard the discounted price is now less discounted. The news of the fare increase brought back to mind this burning question I've had for the last year or so, "When exactly do we start paying for our kids to ride the subway." I've gotten so used to shuffling them under the turnstile, it occurred to me that at some point I'm probably supposed to start paying for kids to ride the subway.
Well, I looked it up and children are supposed to pay full fare when they are over 44 inches. By my calculations that means that you should start paying for your child when they are about five-years-old. Um, right, perfect timing... for my second child.