Doomsday Open Thread: What’s Your Plan?

Now that they’ve covered the all-important transit riders against bridge tolls angle, William Neuman and the Times are asking straphangers how they plan to deal with seemingly imminent fare hikes and service reductions. Commenter #1’s response:

Bicycle

So, assuming tomorrow’s MTA board vote brings about the doomsday scenario in June, what’s your strategy? More walking and biking? Fewer discretionary trips? Cutting back on newspaper subscriptions?

Leave it in the comments.

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