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The change that Port Authority buses have been ominously promising is here. Starting today, riders using a ConnectCard will pay $2.50 for a ride, while riders with cash will pay $2.75. All fares must be paid when entering the bus, and Port Authority is asking riders to exit through the back door. Another big change? Paper transfers are gone, meaning people with cash will have to pay $2.75 every time they enter a bus. Here's why Molly Nichols of Pittsburghers for Public Transit is concerned about that change.
If you didn't eat one of these massive pretzels before midnight, you still have a chance to get your luck in for this new year. Eaten before breakfast, it can still make 2017 awesome. Watch this video to find out more about the German tradition.
And speaking of New Year's food traditions ... There’s nothing quite like New Year’s Day in a Pennsylvania household as the smell of fermented cabbage emanates through the kitchen as you try to nurse your gnarly hangover. (Yes, we do know your life.) But have you ever wondered *why* your family always forced pork and sauerkraut on you on the first day of the year? Find out why, from Billy Penn's archives.