The cost of your commute is going up. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls.
The future Bus Rapid Transit system will have seven routes, new stations, dedicated bus lanes in some places and wireless Internet.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign found that 1,236 pedestrians were killed on roads in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York between 2010 and 2012.
The effort to bring LIRR trains to a new concourse 10 stories beneath Grand Central was at one time an $8 billion project with a 2013 completion date. But the MTA board will reportedly be told the project could top $10 billion and won’t be ready until 2021 or later.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign found that 1,200 pedestrians were killed on roads in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York between 2009 and 2011.
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.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign says older pedestrians are more than twice as likely to be killed by cars or trucks than
those under age 60.
If they don’t win approval, completion of the World Trade Center and key upgrades at area bridges and airports might not happen. A $1 increase in PATH train fares is also being sought as part of a revenue raising plan the agency says it needs for an “infrastructure overhaul.”