MTA votes to hike some fares

(AP) - The MTA voted Wednesday to increase some transit fares, but the base fare for subways and buses will remain at $2. The board voted 12-2 to increase monthly MetroCards to $81 from $76 and weekly

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2007, 12:14 AM

Updated 6,057 days ago

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(AP) - The MTA voted Wednesday to increase some transit fares, but the base fare for subways and buses will remain at $2.
The board voted 12-2 to increase monthly MetroCards to $81 from $76 and weekly cards to $25 from $24. The hike comes even after legislators and transit riders came out against the plan.
The last base fare hike came to $2 from $1.50 in 2003. The various discount programs now in effect make the average actual fare about $1.30.
The MTA backed off a proposed increase in base fares last month after an additional $220 million was found in its updated budget forecasts, with a portion of the funds coming from an increase in anticipated ridership.
Tolls on MTA bridges will increase 25 to 50 cents.


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