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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Subway tickets are set to spike 7.5 percent next January in the latest round of fare hikes hitting straphangers where it hurts most.
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.
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.
Following Sunday morning’s toll and fare hike for bridges and tunnels crossing the Hudson River, politicians on the New Jersey side are furious.
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.
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.
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.
The Port Authority said the additional revenue is necessary to pay for new bus projects and much-needed fixes for bridges, roads and airports.
“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.