Fare Hikes

Subway riders stand on a number 4 train passing through Grand Central station March 25, 2009 in New York City.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority that controls the subway system passed a proposed overall fare hike to help close a $1.2-billion budget gap. The hike will raise fares to $2.50, from $2.00, for a single ride and $103, from $81, for a 30 day MetroCard.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

MTA Announces Plan To Hike Fares, Tolls 4 Percent Over 2 Years

The proposed hikes, announced Monday, would take effect next March.

11/17/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ TRANSIT Approves Fifth Consecutive Budget With No Fare Hikes

For the fifth consecutive year, NJ TRANSIT approved a budget Wednesday that did not include any fare hikes.

07/09/2014

Commuters step off the subway (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MTA Audit Reveals ‘Unanticipated’ Surplus Of Nearly $2 Billion

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.”

09/28/2013

Subway (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA To Increase MetroCard Fares In 2015, 2017

More fare hikes will be coming for New York City bus and subway riders.

07/24/2013

Thomas Prendergast (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up For A Fare Hike Reprieve

The man tapped to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants a second look at the service cuts that have increased crowding and wait times.

04/27/2013

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

MTA Fare Hikes Take Some Commuters By Surprise

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.

03/03/2013

MetroCard machine (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Releases 4 Different Proposals Outlining Fare, Toll Hikes

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.

10/15/2012

MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Transit Advocates Frustrated By Likely MTA Fare Hikes

Transit advocates expressed frustration Saturday, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority prepares for its fourth fare hike in five years.

CBS New York–10/13/2012

CBS 2's Steve Langford asks Port Authority Chairman David Samson a question. (credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Chairman Says Toll, Fare Hikes Weren’t Imposed To Pay For WTC

The billion dollar question is exactly where is the Port Authority toll hike money is going.

09/20/2012

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

New Haven Line Commuters May Get Reprieve On Four Percent Fare Hike

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.

03/30/2012

The entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel - Weehawken, NJ - File Photo

Toll, Fare Increases At Hudson River Crossings Take Effect

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.

09/19/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

Commuters Face Higher Hudson River Crossing Tolls For Start Of Work Week

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.

09/18/2011

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

Public Hearings This Week On New Haven Line Fares

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.

09/28/2010

Subway Train (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Defends Proposed Fare Hikes

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.

09/21/2010