NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The first round of Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare and toll hikes went into effect Friday morning.
Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad fares have gone up between eight and nine percent, depending on distance and ticket type.
Fed up and frustrated commuters said they felt powerless against the hit.
“Soon, instead of money, we’ll probably be giving out some of our blood and water,” one commuter told CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian.
“Nine percent for the railroad is ridiculous,” said Chris Hermanek of Farmingdale.