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: Advocates Call On Lawmakers To Stop Transfers Of Homeless People From Hotels To Shelters
That’s a lot steeper than the preliminary hike to $104 for the monthly card the agency proposed last month.READ MORE: Shock, Anguish After 5 Young People Die In Head-On Crash In Quogue; 'Just Unbelievable'
The weekly MetroCard could also soar to $38 from $27 and the base fare could go up a quarter to $2.50.MORE NEWS: New York City Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Sept. 13 Or Face Weekly Testing, Mayor Says
The paper said the MTA unveiled the higher figure to give it wiggle room ahead of upcoming public hearings on the matter.