NJ TRANSIT said Tuesday that fare hikes or service “adjustments” were a possibility as the transportation agency deals with a major budget gap.
The proposed hikes, announced Monday, would take effect next March.
For the fifth consecutive year, NJ TRANSIT approved a budget Wednesday that did not include any fare hikes.
An audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by the New York state comptroller has found the transit agency has $1.9 billion in “unanticipated funds.”
More fare hikes will be coming for New York City bus and subway riders.
The man tapped to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants a second look at the service cuts that have increased crowding and wait times.
Bus and subway fare hikes took effect at midnight, while tolls on the MTA’s seven bridges and two tunnels went up at 2 a.m.
The MTA said it’s necessary to raise rates to pay for costs it doesn’t have control over like debt service, pensions, energy and employee and retiree health care.
Transit advocates expressed frustration Saturday, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority prepares for its fourth fare hike in five years.
The billion dollar question is exactly where is the Port Authority toll hike money is going.
A powerful committee in Hartford has taken a big step in favor of New Haven Line commuters, reports WCBS 880’s Connecticut bureau chief Fran Schneidau.
Commuters are paying as much as 50 percent more to cross bridges and tunnels as the Port Authority’s controversial toll and fare hikes took effect.
The Port Authority’s controversial toll and fare hikes took effect and now commuters are paying as much as 50 percent more to cross bridges and tunnels.
Gov. Rell says she backs New Haven Line commuters in their opposition to any rule changes that would effectively shorten the shelf life of tickets.
As the MTA held the last of its public hearings on proposed fare hikes Tuesday night, the agency’s chairman and CEO is still explaining why the increases are necessary.