Fare Hike

MTA Board Approves 17B Budget

Earlier today the MTA Board approved a 17 billion dollar budget along with vows to restructure the agency significantly in order to save money. Part of the budget approved called for fare & toll hikes in March although to what extent is not known. Vincent Barone of AMNY has more: Facing a billion-dollar budget gap […]

MTA Holds First Fare Hike Public Hearing

In what my opinion comes as nothing but theater, the MTA held the first public hearing on what will most likely be the latest fare hike aka financial burden for the region. My good friend Greg Mocker of Pix 11 has more: Since 2009, fare and toll increases have been budgeted by the MTA. At […]

MTA Approves Lowest Fare Hikes Since 2009

Just a short time ago, the MTA Board wrapped up their meeting. The biggest highlight from it was the approval of the lowest fare & toll increases since 2009 which include keeping the $2.75 base fare flat. Here are more details via the press release I just received: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today […]

MTA Unveils New MetroCard Calculator

Yesterday afternoon, the MTA unveiled a new MetroCard Calculator. Here are the details: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today launched a new MetroCard Calculator, a handy tool that will assist customers with planning a new card purchase or refilling a full fare Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard. The MetroCard Calculator is available at www.mta.info or by going directly […]

MTA Board Approves Limited Fare Increases

In what comes as no surprise. the MTA Board has approved limited fare & toll increases. Here are the details via the official press release I received: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved increasing fares and tolls by 4% over the next two years, fulfilling a promise to keep fare and toll increases […]