The New Jersey Legislature on Monday sent a bill to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie that would raise the state’s minimum wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour.
New York City taxi drivers who refuse to take passengers to their requested destination will soon be slapped with increased fines. The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that increases those penalties.
The new rates won’t kick in up in the Bronx until March and Department of Transportation workers in Brooklyn and Staten Island won’t start changing the meters in those boroughs until April.
Long-awaited fare hikes finally arrived on Thursday after a week of frustrating delays on buses, subways and more. Despite roads and rails still being affected by Sunday’s blizzard, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority went ahead with its scheduled increase in fares.
Starting at midnight, a new round of MTA fare hikes will go into effect.
The utility said the past two storm seasons have been unusually severe.
Commuters who ride the subways are likely to suffer sticker shock when they hear the latest proposed fare hikes for MetroCards.
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