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Cost Of Public Transportation Going Up, MTA Bus And Subway Fares Increase At Midnight

The subway on Nov. 1, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

The subway on Nov. 1, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The cost of public transportation is going up for commuters in New York City.

Metropolitan Transit Authority fare hikes for subways and busses will go into effect Sunday at midnight.

Subways and buses will now cost at least a quarter more _ $2.50 with a MetroCard and $2.75 for a single ride. Express buses are going up to $6.

A 30-day unlimited card is going up $8 to $112. A $1 surcharge will also be charged to buy a new MetroCard.

Strap-hangers near Columbus Circle told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin that they were bothered the most by the one-dollar surcharge on new MetroCards. Many of those riders were buying unlimited ride MetroCards on Saturday, before the rate increase kicks in.

On Friday, fare hikes went into effect on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Rail Road.

LIRR and Metro-North fares went up between eight and nine percent, depending on distance and ticket type.

Fares on MTA bridges and tunnels also are going up.

You can find a full list of far increases here.

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