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PM, February 10, 1947
“The Phony Case for the Dime Fare”

According to an Internet calculator:
5 cents in 1947 was $.52 in 2013
10 cents in 1947 was $1.04 in 2013

In 2014:
Base Fare – $2.50
7-Day Unlimited – $30
30-Day Unlimited – $112

PM Daily, March 6, 1944, p. 12
“You could cut the air of nostalgia with a knife yesterday as the BMT train rolled sadly over the Brooklyn Bridge for the last time. These were passengers for the finale… Workmen close the elevated track forever and the line becomes a thing of the past. Passengers are instructed to use surface cars and transfer at Jay St. and Myrtle Ave… … A singularly cheerful crowd for such a melancholy occasion waves bye-bye from the rear of the last car.”
Photos by Wilbert H. Blanche