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Starting next Thursday, MTA-Metro-North Railroad fares are going up.
Most railroad tickets will increase between 7.6% and 9.4% depending on the ticket type and distance traveled. One-way, round-trip and ten-trip ticket increases take effect on December 30, while monthly and weekly ticket increases will take effect January 1.
The base fare for individual rides on New York City Transit’s buses, subways and Access-A-Ride vehicles remains at $2.25. For subway and bus trips only, the reduced fare for seniors and the disabled is $1.10. However, the single-ride ticket, available in vending machines only, is now priced at $2.50 and must be used within two hours of purchase.
In addition to fares on Metro North and NYC buses and subways, tolls on the MTA's seven bridges and two tunnels will go up at 2 a.m. December 30. Tolls are rising to $6.50 at most crossings for cash customers and increasing to 23 cents to $4.80 at most crossings for E-ZPass customers.
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