by Suburban Station
nyswfan wrote:sarcasm is a poor fit for a message board. last I checked keystone fares weren't a $1. you're argument is further undermined by the gas prices which, as you said, fluctuate which is totally different from increasing year over year. power prices are down, gas prices are down, the keystone doesn't use groceries, the equipment is paid for, etc.
LOL, It seems you have trouble with sarcasam. According to the 1938 timetable, the Broadway limited ran from Pitt to Philly (north Philly) in 6 hrs 30 min, one full hour quicker that the Pennsylvanian traverses the same route today, 75 years later. 12% increase on a dollar is .12 so the "12% increase" is a "small increase. Especially given the fact that the price of fuel fluctuates 10-30% every year. My property taxes have increase 60% over the last 36 months, Insurance premiums are up 20%, groceries, electric, heat, are all up double digit percentages over the last 4 years. Its everything, not just your Keystone ticket.
the broadway made fewer stops.
"AAA expects that the national average is likely to be between $3.40-3.50 when American's head to the polls in just over two weeks and to be between $3.25-3.40 by Thanksgiving," according to the motorists group's Fuel Gauge Report.http://www.philly.com/philly/news/break ... year_.html
As of Monday, the national price of a gallon of regular was $3.67, a dozen cents below the week before - the biggest weekly drop since 2008's economic woes dragged prices down from an all-time high of $4.11 in July to under $2 by year's end, according to the report.
maybe you should be less callous about skyrocketing prices and more concerned.