November 4, 2012

NYC MTAIt’s that time again, when the NYC MTA is considering raining fares for NYC subways and NYC buses.

What are the changes?

  • 30-Day Unlimited MetroCard — increase from $104 to $125, a 20% increase
  • NYC Bus & NYC Subway Fare — increase from $2.25 to $2.50
  • 7-Day Unlimited MetroCard — potential increase from $29 to $34
  • MetroCard 7% bonus when you put at least $10 on a pay-per-ride card — may be eliminated
  • Long Island Rail Road — potential 8% increase
  • Metro-North Rail Road — potential 8% increase
  • NYC Bridges — increase from $6.50 to $7.50 for cash tolls

These NYC subway and bus fare increases expect to bring in $450 million a year. The MTA Board will hold hearings in November and will vote on the proposals in December 2012.

These NYC bus and subway fare increases could be avoided in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo increases state funds for public transit.  The state comptroller’s office has said fare and toll hikes continue to outpace inflation, placing a burden on commuters across the metropolitan region.

January 18, 2010

Have you seen the MTA’s new website? It’s pretty cool.

Real-Time Updates – you can find out about delays on the subway, bus and commuter train lines, plus any planned construction or repair work on that line.

See how you can Plan Your Trip, Print a Map, and do it all On Your Smart Phone. Read more…