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Would Proposed MTA Fare Hikes Affect You?

Transportation costs in New York City will rise in 2013—it's just a matter of how much.

 

Bad news for commuters.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Monday it is mulling over four possible fare hike for subway, New York City buses and the Bee-Line, one of which will likely be implemented in March of 2013.

The uptick is due to a required $450 million in annual revenue, MTA officials said.

The options

  • 1) Single-ride fare would jump from $2.25 to $2.50, 30-day fare would jump from $104 to $112, and week-long fare would jump from $29 to $30.
  • 2) Single-ride fare would jump from $2.25 to $2.50, but the bonus riders receive when purchasing a $10 refill would be eliminated. The 30-day fare would jump from $104 to $109; the week-long fare would remain the same price.
  • 3) Single-ride fare would remain at $2.25, but bonus change would see a five-percent dip. The 30-day fare would jump from $104 to $125, and the week-long would jump $29 to $34.
  • 4) Single-ride fare would remain at $2.25, but bonus change would be eliminated. 30-day fare would jump from $104 to $119, and the week-long fare would jump from $29 to $32.

Public hearings on the proposed changes are slated for next month; for more information on the likely prices increases, click here.

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Josh Semendoff (Editor) October 16, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I would have to go with option #1. Granted I do not use the monthly pass but still, the bonus rides when purchasing a $10 or $20 card I would hate to see go away.
Bob October 17, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Sadly, if you use the subway twice per day X 5 days per week, that would mean an increase of $2.50 per week (50 cents per day) which actually outweighs the bonus rides...
Bob October 17, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Option #2 seems to be the fairest to the riders...Not that the MTA has ever cared about that!

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