New York City to Raise Subway and Bus Fares to $2.75
The cost of riding a bus or subway in New York City will soon go up.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on Thursday to raise the fare on subways and buses by 25 cents, to $2.75. The cost of a 30-day MetroCard will increase $4.50, to $116.50.
The agency is also considering fare increases for other trains and buses it operates as well as toll increases for its bridges and tunnels.
The new subway and bus fares will go into effect on March 22. The last increase was in 2013, when the base fare rose to $2.50 from $2.25.
The increase will be partially offset for riders who regularly put at least $5.50 on a Metrocard as the bonus for pay-for-ride MetroCards will increase to 11%, from 5%. A weekly pass will cost $31, a $1 increase.
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