Fare Hike

Metro-North Railroad (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Fare Hike On New Haven Line Takes Effect Jan. 1

The increase will boost ticket prices by over 19 percent over six years, but Gov. Dan Malloy wants passenger to understand the money will go to critical upgrades to the railroad’s infrastructure.

12/31/2011

Metro-North Railroad (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New Haven Line Fare Hike Still A Possibility Despite Union Concessions

Higher fares are always a possibility, but many believed they were off the table for the New Haven Line when the state’s unions decided to play ball in a package of concessions for the state budget.

09/22/2011

Union members pack a hearing on Port Authority toll hikes - Jersey City, NJ - Aug 16, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

N.J. Politicians Just As Angry Over Port Authority Prices Hikes

Following Sunday morning’s toll and fare hike for bridges and tunnels crossing the Hudson River, politicians on the New Jersey side are furious.

09/18/2011

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

Commuters Sound Off At New Haven Line Fare Hike Hearing

Fares are likely going up on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, but by how much? Commuters got their say at two hearings in Stamford on Tuesday.

08/24/2011

A Metro-North train is seen in Stamford, CT - Aug 28, 2009 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Hearings Today In Stamford On New Haven Line Fare Hikes

If you have something to say about fares on Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, find some room in your schedule today and make it to Stamford.

08/23/2011

Union members pack a hearing on Port Authority toll hikes - Jersey City, NJ - Aug 16, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Public Sounds Off At Port Authority Hearings On Possible Toll, Fare Hikes

The agency says it needs the additional revenue the hikes will generate to pay for a new 10-year capital investment plan, maintain security, and complete the over-budget World Trade Center.

08/16/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Area Residents Sound Off Ahead Of Port Authority Hearings On Proposed Toll Hikes

The Port Authority said the additional revenue is necessary to pay for new bus projects and much-needed fixes for bridges, roads and airports.

08/15/2011

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Mayor Bloomberg’s Suggestion To President Obama: ‘Raise Everybody’s Taxes’

“If you want to raise taxes, don’t pick one class of people and say ‘I think they have too much money’ or ‘I don’t think they have enough money or whatever.’ Raise everybody’s taxes 1 or 2 percent, whatever it was,” Bloomberg said.

08/12/2011

Gov. Chris Christie appears at a bill signing - Barnegat, NJ - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie On Planned Port Authority Toll Hike: ‘You’re Kidding, Right?’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is putting in his two cents when it comes to the proposed massive toll and fare hike from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

08/08/2011

NJ Transit (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Transit Curbs Vacation Payouts

The transit agency has suspended payouts to nonunion employees.

04/01/2011

NJ Transit (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NJ Transit Paid $3.6M For Unused Vacation Time

According to published reports, records show 34 New Jersey Transit employees received vacation-time payouts, including a former executive director who got 29,775 for unused vacation time and $15,000 for unused sick time.

03/25/2011

Rail riders at the NJ Transit station - Trenton, NJ - File / Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Transit Wants To Raise Parking Fees

Commuters in have been hit with fare hikes of up to 25 percent on buses and trains. Now, NJ Transit wants to raise parking fees at many of its lots. That’s got some residents saying enough is enough.

12/15/2010

Rail riders at the NJ Transit station - Trenton, NJ - File / Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Plan To Privatize NJ Transit Parking Lots On The Table

Overcrowded lots would get more spaces but rates would likely would increase. Free lots would likely begin charging.

12/06/2010

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

MTA Slams Drivers Yet Again, Approves Hike

The commute just got more expensive for most drivers. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved yet another toll hike. Some drivers will soon be paying as much as $13.

10/27/2010

New York City Subway and Bus Fares May Increase

Report: MTA Debt Could Cause Fiscal Disaster

According to the Daily News, transit riders are facing even bigger fare hikes and additional service cuts if the next governor of New York doesn’t increase funding.

10/21/2010

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