Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Rail Road fares have gone up between eight and nine percent, depending on distance and ticket type.
The transit workers union is sending a grim message, reminding straphangers of the dangers of the subway system.
The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.
If approved, Long Island Rail Road riders will be hit with increases as high as 15 percent.
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.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday formally announced plans that would hike fares for the city’s transit system.
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.
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.
Transit advocates expressed frustration Saturday, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority prepares for its fourth fare hike in five years.
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?
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.
It marks the second phase of a toll and fare increase package approved by the authority in August 2011.
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?”
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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