NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Commuters who ride the subways are likely to suffer sticker shock when they hear the latest proposed fare hikes for MetroCards.
According to the Daily News, the MTA is considering hiking the cost of the monthly MetroCard from its current $89 to a whopping $130.READ MORE: Retired FDNY Firefighter Suffering From 9/11-Related Illness In Need Of Lifesaving Bone Marrow Transplant
That’s a lot steeper than the preliminary hike to $104 for the monthly card the agency proposed last month.READ MORE: Harlem Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Woman, Striking 5-Year-Old Child
The weekly MetroCard could also soar to $38 from $27 and the base fare could go up a quarter to $2.50.
The paper said the MTA unveiled the higher figure to give it wiggle room ahead of upcoming public hearings on the matter.MORE NEWS: New York Judge Suspends Father's Visitation Rights With Daughter Unless He Gets COVID Vaccine Or Subjects To Weekly Testing