NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Commuters faced higher prices Monday morning after MTA fares went up over the weekend on subways, buses and commuter rails as well as at toll booths.
Fare increases kicked in Sunday as part of a series of increases in recent years built into the cash-strapped MTA’s budget.
The base fare for subways and buses went up by 25 cents to $2.75. The price of a 30-day MetroCard jumped by $4.50 to $116.50. The cost of riding the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Railroad both went up about 4 percent.
Tolls are up about 4 percent for E-ZPass users at MTA bridges and tunnels, and about 6 to 10 percent for cash customers.