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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.

12/19/2012

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.

12/14/2012

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.

12/10/2012

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

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Brooklynite Aims To Break Subway Record To Protest Fare Hike

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.

10/22/2012

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

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

MTA Considers Fare Hike Options, Including $125 Monthly MetroCard

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?

10/09/2012

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MetroCards Begin Featuring Advertisements On The Front Of Card

The first MetroCard ad was bought by the clothing chain The Gap, and features the wording ‘Be Bright NYC.’ The MetroCards with the Gap ad will be sold at 10 subway stations.

10/07/2012

PATH train at the Hoboken station (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

PATH Prices To Go Up On Monday As Second Phase Of Fare Increase Package Kicks In

It marks the second phase of a toll and fare increase package approved by the authority in August 2011.

09/30/2012

MTA MetroCard Machines (credit: CBS 2)

MTA MetroCard Discount Could Become A Thing Of The Past

The 70 cent bonus you get for every $10 you put on your MetroCard may soon be history. The chairman of the MTA, Joseph Lhota declared “Do we really need to give that level of a discount?”

09/13/2012

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Report: Suburban Commuters Could Face Huge MTA Fare Increases

If the judge’s ruling stands, the fare hikes could be as much as 46% for the Long Island Rail Road and 32% for Metro-North trips, according to an analysis by the fiscal watchdog group Citizens Budget Commission.

09/12/2012

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Sree Tips: Best Apps For Mass Transit

With the fall back-to-school and back-to-work season in full swing, we wanted to show you some transit apps that are worth knowing about.

09/05/2012

MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Teen Says NYPD Officers Manhandled Her Over Student MetroCard Claim

The 15-year-old said that after using a valid, student Metro Card, she was followed by two plainclothes officers who must have noticed when she swiped her card and the white light comes on showing “student.”

08/07/2012

MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

MTA Proposes ‘Green Fee’ On New MetroCards

The proposed surcharge will generate about $20 million a year, which will go into the agency’s operating budget. That includes an estimated $2 million saved by printing fewer MetroCards.

07/27/2012

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