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MTA Begins Public Hearings On Plans For Toll And Fare Hikes

Among the proposals is raising the base fare on the MetroCard from $2.50 to $2.75 while increasing the bonus on a pay-per-ride MetroCard.

12/01/2014

New York City Subway and Bus Fares May Increase

Advocate: MTA Fare Hike May Be Fair And Necessary

Nobody likes a fare hike when it comes to public transportation, but a straphangers’ advocate said Saturday that a hike may be fair and necessary for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

11/15/2014

A man swipes his MetroCard at the Union Square.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Warns Of Possible 12 Percent Fare Hike Next Year

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said issues between the agency and labor unions could result in an almost 12 percent fare hike next year, three times more than planned.

01/31/2014

People wait in line to buy Metro-North tickets at Grand Central Terminal. (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Metro-North New Haven Line Ticket Prices To Go Up In New Year

Starting on Jan. 1, passengers will face a 5 percent ticket price hike.

12/12/2013

A subway rider pases her MetroCard through a reader at Grand Central station (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

MTA: Planned Fare Hikes To Be Smaller Than Initially Announced

Due to cost-saving measures, the 2015 and 2017 fare and toll increases will amount to a 4 percent hike, instead of the original 7.5 percent.

11/13/2013

A crew working to restore A train service in the Rockaways (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Kevin Ortiz)

MTA Chairman: Sandy Repairs To Take Five More Years, Fare Hike Ahead

New York City straphangers will really want to hang on as there are many twists and turns ahead.

04/15/2013

An NJ TRANSIT train along the Boonton Line in Towaco (credit: NJT via Flickr)

NJ TRANSIT Chief: No Fare Hike Ahead

Executive Director Jim Weinstein says the transit agency plans to keep fares from rising for the fourth straight year.

04/03/2013

Tolls (credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island Activist To Protest New MTA Toll Hike With Pennies

As of 2 a.m. Sunday, new MTA fare hikes are in effect on all bridges and tunnels.

03/03/2013

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

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

03/02/2013

Verrazano Narrows Bridge (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayoral Hopeful Catsimatidis Rails Against Higher Fares As MTA Toll Increases Are Set To Take Effect

In less than a week, cash tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will hit $15.

02/25/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line M-8 Rail Car (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

New Haven Line Fare Hike Takes Effect January 1

Fares will go up 5.04 percent on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, effective January 1. But there is a way to save money.

12/26/2012

Flooding damage caused by Sandy at the South Ferry station (credit: MTA New York City Transit / David Henly)

Lhota: MTA Not Expected To Raise Fares To Pay For Sandy Repairs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.

11/28/2012

Stefanie Gray (credit: Twitter)

Brooklynite Aims To Break Subway Record To Protest Fare Hike

Stefanie Gray is about to make that MetroCard swipe worth every penny and she tries to set the record for passing through every subway station.

10/22/2012

Subway turnstile at Penn Station (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Considers Fare Hike Options, Including $125 Monthly MetroCard

When it comes to public transportation, one thing is certain, Metropolitan Transportation Authority fares are definitely going up. But the big question is how much?

10/09/2012

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Proposed Cab Fare Hike Would Be The First Since 2006

New Yorkers may be seeing a surge in cab fares in the near future. The Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a fare hike that could be as much as 20 percent.

05/21/2012

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