A new MetroCard could soon cost a buck more — and that’s before you even put any money on it.
Under an MTA proposal, straphangers would be forced to pay a $1 “green fee” on each new MetroCard they buy.
The Earth-friendly, wallet-hostile proposal appears in the MTA’s preliminary budget for next year.
The goal is to reduce the amount of MetroCards that are printed, discarded and hauled to the landfill, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.
But the surcharge also will reap the MTA plenty of dough — an estimated $20 million a year, according to the budget. Straphangers were not pleased.