MTA considers fare hikes on trains, buses, bridges, tunnels
Commuters should expect to see prices go up on trains, subways, buses, and bridge and tunnel tolls, but Connecticut commuters will be spared the worst … at least for now.
The MTA has proposed a series of fare hikes affecting the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Metro-North lines, but only to and from stations in New York state.
For example, a one-way ticket from Southeast will go up $0.75 to $20 during peak times, and increase $0.50 to $15 off-peak.
Monthly ticket buyers could pay $437, an increase of $15 from the current $422 cost.
Metro-North tickets are not the only cost expected to rise in 2019.
Crossing the Whitestone, Throgs Neck or Robert F. Kennedy (formerly the Triboro) bridges will go up from $5.76 to $5.99 for E-ZPass customers if MTA gets its way. A second proposal hikes the toll all the way to $6.22.
Subway and bus fares, too, could increase $0.25 to $3 for a single ride, and up to $126.25 for a 30-day unlimited pass.
These changes have not been finalized. Before they go into effect, the MTA is giving commuters a chance to speak their minds, in a series of public hearings.
Public hearings will begin Nov. 27, and run through Dec. 13 in various locations across New York City and its suburbs. Comments can also be submitted online, by phone at (646) 252-6777 or by mail to MTA Government Affairs, 20th Floor, 2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004.