Samuel Santaella, 23, from the Queens borough of New York, uses his MetroCard enters the subway, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city ... more 
Samuel Santaella, 23, from the Queens borough of New York, uses his MetroCard enters the subway, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living. But with the price of 30-day transit pass primed to rise as high as $121, they’re also on the verge of becoming unaffordable for 1.7 million city residents living in poverty.“The MetroCard is a must,” Santaella said. And to pay for it, he said, “We have to cut down on food a little bit toward the end of the month.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Richard Drew
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