Public hearing on MTA fare hikes held in Brooklyn

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority held a public hearing in Brooklyn tonight on proposed fare hikes.Straphangers voiced their opinions on the agency?s proposals to raise $413

BROOKLYN - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority held a public hearing in Brooklyn tonight on proposed fare hikes.

Straphangers voiced their opinions on the agency?s proposals to raise $413 million in new revenue. Many straphangers showed up outraged since it would be the third time in three years that the MTA has hiked its fares.

One woman said she was concerned for single mothers who are working and trying to pay for their kids to ride public transportation to school. Others were bothered by the $15 increase in unlimited-ride monthly MetroCards.

If the new plan is approved, it will go into effect in January.

Public Hearing ScheduleMTA Fare and Toll Hike Changes

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