How will the MTA toll hike affect commuters?
Unfortunately, while the MTA can’t find enough ways to cut costs, it found plenty of ways to
jack up prices. Possible hikes include:
a peak fare of $2.25, up from $2
a $6 minimum on any pay-per-ride MetroCard
raising the monthly unlimited-ride MetroCard, now $76, as high as $81
hiking the express bus 7-Day MetroCard from $41 to $42
The MTA also is proposing higher fares on the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North
Railroad, and the Staten Island rail system, as well as steeper bridge and tunnel tolls.