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MTA Hikes Fares on Metro North and NYC Buses and Subways
Get ready to dig deeper to ride Metro North and New York City subways and buses. By the end of the year it will cost more to ride them after the MTA today voted in favor of yet another round of fare hikes.
That means a 25-cent increase to the base fare, hiking it now to $2.50. Monthly Metro North commutation tickets are going up as well, between 8 1/2 to 10 1/2 percent on each of the lines.
For example, a monthly commutation ticket from Cortlandt to Grand Central Terminal will go from $287 a month to $315 a month. One way fares are going up an average of a dollar a ride.
In addition, the MTA is hiking the cost of the Haverstraw to Ossining Ferry service from $11 to $12
MTA Chairman Jay Walder says with the Transit Agency facing an 800 million dollar shortfall, there was no other option.
The new rates take effect December 30.
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