Whenever I am in the city and have to use the subway multiple times, I wind up paying a ridiculous amount of money due to the flat charge no matter the distance. A short hop from West 4th to Penn Station costs the same as a ride all the way out to the Rockaways. Other transit systems have a day pass available for the cost of 3-5 one-way trips that allow unlimited subway usage in a 24 hour period. This would make using the subway as much as possible in New York much more economical.
"The Erie only sells 1 way tickets on the NJ&NY because it only has a 99 year lease on the line."