Fares Going Up On NYC Subways, Commuter Rails

NEW YORK (AP/CBS 2/WCBS 880) — Riders on the city’s subways, buses and commuter rails are going to have to come up with some more money.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is increasing fares on Thursday.

WCBS 880 Reporter Marla Diamond says you’ll have to shell out more for a MetroCard

A fare increase of almost 17 percent is slated for the monthly unlimited Metrocards, adding $15 to the current price of $89. Other fare classes will also increase, although not as much. The $2.25 one-way subway and bus fare will stay the same except for single-ride tickets, which will rise to $2.50.

Those increases follow hikes in 2008 and 2009. And another is planned for 2013. Tolls are also going up at the MTA’s bridges and tunnels.

The fare increase comes in the same week as the transit system is working toward getting back to normal after a major storm cause huge disruptions.

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