New York City Fares and Tolls to Increase Sunday, Subway or Bus Ride to Cost $2.75
Travelers as well as commuters who use buses, subways, tunnels, and commuter railroads in the New York metropolitan area will see the cost of a toll or fare increase on Sunday.
The base fare for a subway or bus ride will increase 25 cents, from $2.50 to $2.75. An unlimited use monthly MetroCard will go up in price by 4% to $116.50. The popular 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard will increase 3.3% to $31.
Drivers who use a New York E-ZPass will see a 4% (21-cent) increase to $5.54 at most crossings including the Queens Midtown Tunnel and the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge. For those paying with cash, Tolls by Mail, or a non-New York E-ZPass, the increase will range from 6.7% to 10%.
Fares on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad commuter lines will go up 4.25% or less, with some rising as little as 2.2%.
The increases were first announced in January by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. New York City subways have seen record use in the past year, with more than six million riders recorded on some days. The transit system has also faced widespread delays and problems with the subway system as the MTA struggles to maintain an aging infrastructure.
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