NY MTA approves fare increase

Posted on May 12, 2009

On Monday, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved the 10 percent fare and toll increase called for in the new funding legislation passed by the New York State Legislature last week.

Commuter rail fares will begin to increase on June 17; fares on subways and buses will change on June 28; and bridge and tunnel tolls will increase on July 12.

“Today we implemented a bittersweet solution that comes with additional pain for our customers, our employees, and those who live and work in our region,” said H. Dale Hemmerdinger, chairman, MTA Board. “But it will – at least for the short term – prevent the armageddon that loomed large when we last met.”
Base subway fares will go up to $2.25 from $2.00 and monthly bus and subway cards will go up to $89 from $81.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad rail tickets will increase between 9.75 percent and 10.75 percent. Cash and EZ-Pass tolls on the bridges and tunnels increase by about 10 percent. 



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