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: New York State PTA Offers 'Reading Checkup' Program To Parents With Young Children Who May Have Fallen Behind
That’s a lot steeper than the preliminary hike to $104 for the monthly card the agency proposed last month.READ MORE: Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Alleging NYPD Continues To Use Stop-And-Frisk Policing
The weekly MetroCard could also soar to $38 from $27 and the base fare could go up a quarter to $2.50.MORE NEWS: 14 Injured, 1 Critically In Crash Involving Bee-Line Bus In The Bronx
The paper said the MTA unveiled the higher figure to give it wiggle room ahead of upcoming public hearings on the matter.