Riders Open Wallets Wider As MTA Fare Hikes Kick In

CBS New York

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Your commute into New York City is going to cost you more as MTA fare and toll hikes went into effect Sunday.

The cost of MTA ‘per-ride’ MetroCards has increased by a quarter to $2.75. Weekly MetroCards rose $1 to $31, and monthly MetroCards went up by $4.50 to $116.50.

Long Island Railroad and Metro-North fares went up by 4 percent.

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In addition, tolls are up about 4 percent for EZ Pass users at MTA Bridges and Tunnels and about 6 to 10 percent for cash customers.

Un-fare; that’s the feeling of some fed up commuters who say the MTA is taking them for a ride with the new round of hikes, CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported.

“I just feel like the MTA is pretty incompetent, so it makes me really disgusted,”…

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