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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 [...]

Fare hikes may raise monthly MetroCard to $125, cut discounts
Fare hikes may raise monthly MetroCard to $125, cut discounts
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2012 at 1:05PM

Ahead of public hearings on fare hikes next month, the MTA has proposed four options for when it raises MetroCard prices in March, the New York Daily News reported. These changes would garner $232 million in additional revenue, said the paper. “We have cut discretionary spending to the tune of $700 million and will see [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2012 at 8:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 70. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts [...]

MetroCards feature front-facing ads for first time
MetroCards feature front-facing ads for first time
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/08/2012 at 11:54AM

Straphangers are accustomed to staring at ads while riding city subways and buses, but now they can see them every time they swipe their MetroCards. On Sunday, October 7, the MTA started selling MetroCards with front-facing advertising for the first time announced the transit agency. It was also the first time that the MetroCard hasn’t featured its [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/08/2012 at 7:39AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 59. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%. Monday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 54. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/17/2012 at 7:14AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Clear in the morning, then overcast. High of 77. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon. Monday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 68. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. EVENT of the [...]

MTA may cut MetroCard discounts
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2012 at 6:09PM

MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota said today that the MTA could do away with MetroCard discounts in an effort to raise the agency’s revenues, reported Crain’s New York Business. “We have enormous discounts in the system. And I think we need to look at those discounts, and we need to have, on the entire [...]

Pol fights against ‘unfair’ MTA fee
Pol fights against ‘unfair’ MTA fee
News Billy Rennison 8/09/2012 at 8:40AM

One local politician is worried the MTA’s green fee will put his constituents in the red. Assemblymember Ed Braunstein said the MTA’s proposed green fee unfairly affects riders in his district. The MTA recently proposed adding a $1 charge to each new MetroCard purchased; riders who refill their card will not be charged. Many residents [...]

Q, 7 rated top subway lines, N, R worst in Queens
Q, 7 rated top subway lines, N, R worst in Queens
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/01/2012 at 1:58PM

The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released its fifteenth annual “State of the Subways” Report Card today, and several Queens subway were rated the best in the city. The report, which profiled 20 subway lines and rated 19, was based on how often they run and breakdown, seat availability, cleanliness and announcements. The Q, which connects Astoria [...]

Take an online MTA survey and win a free MetroCard or rail ticket
Take an online MTA survey and win a free MetroCard or rail ticket
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/12/2012 at 4:02PM

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wants to know what its regular subway, bus, railroad riders, and bridge and tunnel users think about their service, and is looking for people to complete online surveys three to five times a year. Those who register for the surveys will be eligible to win a MetroCard or 10-trip ticket [...]