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A few weeks earlier, Stephen G. Rich also wrote in
about a proposed rise, but his solution was to charge more for longer rides, like they did (do?) at the Hudson Tunnel. "Long-haul extra fares in Brooklyn and Queens [and the Bronx] would place the burden of paying for the long hauls on those who actually use them," he wrote in classic hater-from-Manhattan fashion. Earlier that year, Mrs. T.B. Richards was similarly piqued
. "It is unfair that the subways should carry a passenger from the far ends of Brooklyn nearly to Yonkers for five cents, but it would be unfair to the public to charge 10 cents for the short rides about town."