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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?


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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.


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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.


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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?”


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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.


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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.


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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.”


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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.


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Cash-Strapped MTA Selling Ads That Will Appear On Front Of MetroCards

Ads have appeared on MetroCards for years — on the back. The only untouchable part of the card will now be the magnetic strip that allows straphangers to pass turnstiles or bus fare boxes.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses new anti-truancy initiatives - May 10, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

New York City Launches Massive Anti-Truancy Campaign

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that kids who miss school are likely to face problems later in life, and so the city is spending millions to keep them in classrooms.


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Mayor Bloomberg Speculates About Using MetroCards On Ferries, Taxis

Speaking on his weekly radio show on WOR, Bloomberg said the technology currently exists for such a possibility, which he said could even cut costs.


Cars making their way inbound on the George Washington Bridge (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Stringer Proposes Reviving NYC Commuter Tax

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants the New York State Legislature to revive the long-dead New York City commuter tax, WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported Tuesday.


Police say surveillance video shows suspects chaining open an emergency exit inside a subway station on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 (credit: NYPD)

Police Looking For Suspects Accused Of Chaining Open Subway Doors For Free Rides

Occupy Wall Street announced on its website that “a team of activists” opened more than 20 stations in Brooklyn and Manhattan by taping MetroCard readers at turnstiles and propping open emergency exits.


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Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives Denounce MTA Capital Plan

Albany leaders have agreed to fund the last three years of the MTA’s current five-year capital plan, but it could mean fare hikes down the line.


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For March Madness, NYC Restores ‘Safe Rides Home’ Program

The City wants to make sure March Madness doesn’t keep you from getting home safely.