New York City to Raise Bridge and Tunnel Tolls on Sunday, Subway and Railroad Fares to Rise in April

By Paul Riegler on 30 March 2019
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Throgs Neck Bridge in N.Y.C.

Throgs Neck Bridge in N.Y.C.

New York City visitors and residents will pay more to use the city’s bridges and tunnels starting Sunday, while the cost of a ride on its subway system, buses, and commuter railroads – Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road – will increase for those using seven- and 30-day passes on April 21.

Tolls on all New York City bridges and tunnels where there currently are tolls will see an increase of approximately 6%. Drivers with E-ZPass will pay $6.12 instead of $5.76 on all tunnels and most bridges. Drivers with E-ZPass crossing the Henry Hudson Bridge will pay $2.80 instead of $2.64 and those crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will pay $12.24 instead of $11.52, although drivers on that bridge only pay tolls traveling westbound from Brooklyn to Staten Island. The toll for the Verrazano will increase from $17 to $19 for those paying by mail or online.

The basic subway fare will remain the same when fare increases go into effect on April 21 but the cost of monthly and weekly MetroCards will increase as will the cost of traveling on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North. A weekly MetroCard will cost $33, a 3.1% increase, and a monthly MetroCard will go up 5% to $127. Express bus fares will go from $6.50 to $6.75 and buses will no longer accept cash, just MetroCards.

Fares on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North commuter-rail system will increase by approximately 4% on single rides as well as weekly and monthly tickets.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)



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