New York City to Raise Subway Fares, Bridge and Tunnel Tolls, at Midnight

By Paul Riegler on 19 March 2017
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The Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges

The Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges

NEW YORK—It will cost a little more to get where you are going once the clock strikes midnight in the city that never sleeps.

All New York City bridges and tunnels as well as the city’s subway system and commuter railroads – Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road – will see toll and fare increases that go into effect March 20.

The basic subway fare will remain the same – $2.75 – but the cost of monthly and weekly MetroCards will go up and the amount of bonuses included on some MetroCards will be cut by more than half. A weekly MetroCard will increase by $1, from $31 to $32.

Tolls on the city’s bridges and tunnels – which include the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge, which connects Staten Island and Brooklyn, the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges, which both connect the Bronx to Queens and Long Island, as well as the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, which links Manhattan and Brooklyn, and the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, which connects Manhattan and Queens, will see fare increases of 25 cents when using E-ZPass and increases of 6.3% to 9.1% when paying in cash. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will cost $17 coming into Staten Island.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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