More MTA fare, toll hikes take effect; LIRR restores some services
WOODBURY - Commuters who ride MTA trains or travel on several local bridges can expect to shell out a little bit more, after the MTA's latest round of fare and toll hikes took effect overnight.
Crossing the RFK, Throggs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges will now cost $7.50. Costs to travel on the Midtown and Brooklyn Battery tunnels have also increased.
On Friday, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) ticket prices increased by 8-9 percent.
The MTA says that more services are coming with the increases. Service will be restored on lines suspended in 2010, and the Ronkonkoma line will now run every half hour.
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Still, four rate hikes in five years have commuters grumbling. Some tell News 12 Long Island that the service restorations still don't come close to justifying another hike.