Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Fare Hike

The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority's fare hike went into effect at midnight on March 3, including a monthly ticket increase for Long Island Rail Road riders of as much as 15.3 percent, depending on destination and trip type, along with a quarter increase in most subway and bus fares. LIRRfares rose an average of 9 percent, along with Metro-North train fares. Subway and bus rides increased from $2.25 to $2.50 for a single ride, and express buses will cost $6. Other notable increases include a seven-day MetroCard hitting $30, up from $29, and a monthly MetroCard going up from $104 to $112. Customers are now charged $1 for every new MetroCard they purchase, and tolls have also gone up. Toll increases range from $4.80 to $5.33 for E-ZPass customers and from $6.50 to $7.50 for cash customers.

The images above were taken at 42nd Street in Times Square, 5th Avenue-Bryant Park and Grand Central stations.

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