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$250,000 subway typo: MTA chucks maps because of error

Posted: 5:56 PM, Mar 10, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-10 18:06:20-04

(PIX11) – One week after unleashing another fare hike, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is owning up to the fact that they had to toss $250,000 dollars worth of maps because they were printed with outdated info.

According to the New York Post the maps listed the wrong minimum price of the pay-per-ride cards as $4.50. The latest hike raised the minimum to $5.

The MTA reportedly had to issue an order for agents to stop distributing the maps after the error was pointed out. The Post reports some of the bad maps did make into the hands of passengers.

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While the MTA has confirmed the mistake, they won’t reveal just how many incorrect maps were printed. However, a Transit Workers Union source tells the Post they estimate about 80,000 bad maps were printed at a cost of up to $250,000.