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Cash Is King For Metrocard Refills Saturday Morning

The MTA is upgrading the software used for credit and debit cards so only cash will be accepted at machines.


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How To Save On Sightseeing In New York City

Many of New York’s top attractions can be visited for free or at a discount.


A man swipes his MetroCard at the Union Square.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Working On Plan To Phase Out MetroCards

The MTA is working on a plan to phase out the MetroCard over three years, replacing it with a new fare payment system.


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Skimming Device Found On MetroCard Machine At 59th-Columbus Circle Subway Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority warned customers to be on the watch Thursday, after a skimming device was found on a MetroCard vending machine at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle stop in the heart of Midtown.


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Future Subway Trains Might Have No Doors Separating Cars

Trains with open space rather than doors between cars, dedicated busways, and new “smart chip” systems to replace the current MetroCard system were among the ideas floated in a recent report outlining the needs of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the 20 years to come.


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Report: MTA’s New MetroCard Fee Bringing In More Money Than Expected

The so-called “green” card fee went into effect in March with other fare hikes as a way to encourage riders to keep and refill their MetroCards instead of buying new ones in an effort to reduce waste.


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Subway Stations Getting Interactive Info Kiosks

Up to 120 of the stainless steel kiosks will begin appearing in 19 subway stations in the next few months. The kiosks will replace some of the poster-size maps in the subway system.


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.


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Cost Of Public Transportation Going Up, MTA Bus And Subway Fares Increase At Midnight

Subways and buses will now cost at least a quarter more _ $2.50 with a MetroCard and $2.75 for a single ride. Express buses are going up to $6.


Metro-North Railroad train at the Croton-Harmon Station - Croton-on-Hudson, NY - Jul 20, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

First Round Of MTA Fare Hikes Take Effect; Subway, Bus Fares Increase Sunday

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Rail Road fares have gone up between eight and nine percent, depending on distance and ticket type.


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Transport Workers Union Handing Out Bloody MetroCards To Subway Riders

The transit workers union is sending a grim message, reminding straphangers of the dangers of the subway system.


Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

MTA Approves Fare, Toll Hikes; Changes Take Effect March 1

The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.


Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

MTA Releases Final Fare, Toll Increase Proposal

If approved, Long Island Rail Road riders will be hit with increases as high as 15 percent.


New York City Subway (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Proposed MTA Subway And Bus Fare Hike To Go Easier On Everyday Riders

It might be the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s final offer, a fare hike plan for bus and subway riders that spares frequent users and slaps the biggest hikes on those who don’t take mass transit very much.


MTA MetroCard Machines (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Chairman: $2.25 Base Fare Likely To Increase

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday formally announced plans that would hike fares for the city’s transit system.

CBS New York–10/22/2012