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Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Central Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 11:41AM

New Yorkers will once again be paying more to ride public transportation beginning next year. The MTA board passed all of Chair Joe Lhota’s recommendations at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 19 bumping fares and tolls across all MTA services. The base fare on Metrocards will rise a quarter to $2.50, seven-day passes will go [...]

Base fare increase likely, says MTA chair
Base fare increase likely, says MTA chair
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/22/2012 at 4:16PM

When the MTA increases fares in March 2013, the base fare will probably go up, said MTA chair and CEO Joseph Lhota, on WOR’s John Gambling radio show today. Last Monday, the MTA released four possible options for MetroCard fare hikes. Two of the proposals raise the base fare from $2.25 to $2.50, and favor [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/15/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 72. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance [...]

Getting fleeced
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 9/19/2012 at 11:17AM

With gas prices continuing their two month climb in New York City — approaching 2012 highs — the average price for a gallon has risen to $4.23, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. This is eight cents higher than a week ago and 17 cents higher than a month ago. One alternative to driving? Public [...]

MTA to hike fares in ’13, ’15 & ’17
MTA to hike fares in ’13, ’15 & ’17
News Billy Rennison 8/02/2012 at 10:10AM

City straphangers are getting a brief reprieve from a 2013 fare hike, but will soon be paying more at both the turnstile and MetroCard machine. The MTA approved a preliminary budget including a bump in 2013 fares, followed by further increases in 2015 and 2017. A $1 “green fee” will also be added to newly [...]