BROOKLYN - The MTA has voted in favor of raising the fares on city subways and buses.
Transit officials say the changes include raising the base fare to $2.50 per ride, decreasing bonuses, charging $1 to replace a MetroCard, and raising weekly and monthly passes.
Tolls hikes were also approved, despite the protests of many lawmakers. It will now cost $15 to cross the Verrazano Bridge, or $10.66 with E-ZPass. Officials had argued that the span to Staten Island was already the most expensive in the state.
The increases are expected to take effect in March.