MTA looking to implement new fare hike by Labor Day

The proposal comes as ridership continues to rise after plummeting during the pandemic

News 12 Staff

May 23, 2023, 10:17 AM

Updated 365 days ago

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proposing a new fare hike, making it the first increase in almost four years.
The MTA has proposed to raise the fare of a base fare MetroCard ticket from $2.75 to $2.90.
For weekly tickets, riders are looking at a $1 jump to $34. For monthly tickets, an increase of $5 would bring the total to $132.
The proposal comes as ridership continues to rise after plummeting during the pandemic. Riders told News 12 say the hike is just too soon.
Public hearings will take place in June and the MTA board will vote in July. If passed, the new prices will go into effect by Labor Day.


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