MTA fare hikes

MTA plan reduces future fare hikes
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/13/2013 at 4:08PM

MTA customers received some cost-saving news Wednesday. The transit agency said that it expects increased cost cutting, lower expenses and higher operating revenues will allow it to reduce previously announced 2015 and 2017 fare and toll hikes from 7.5 to 4 percent. The reduction was outlined in the MTA’s Final Proposed 2014 Budget and Four-Year [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/31/2013 at 7:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 70. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Family Movies in the Park – Glory Check out a free film screening of Glory, a dramatic account of the Civil War’s [...]

LIRR riders say no justification for fare hikes
LIRR riders say no justification for fare hikes
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/04/2013 at 1:49PM

MetroCard holders are not the only ones pinching pennies now that fare hikes are in effect. Starting on Friday, March 1, monthly, one-way, round-trip and 10-trip tickets all went up an average of 8.2 to 9.3 percent for Long Island Rail Road riders. On the first full work week of higher fares, LIRR commuters in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/01/2013 at 7:58AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy. High of 46. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 32. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Sixth Annual Panorama Challenge NYC Team Trivia Game At the Queens Museum of Art, participate in the world’s [...]

MTA fare hikes begin this week
MTA fare hikes begin this week
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/27/2013 at 11:44AM

MTA fare hikes that will increase MetroCard prices across the board will take effect on Sunday, March 3. In addition to raising the base fare from $2.25 to $2.50, monthly, weekly and express bus rides will also go up, and the MetroCard discount will change from 7 percent off with every $10 purchased to 5 [...]

MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Following the MTA board’s approval of his fare hike proposal, CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he will resign, effective December 31, to consider running for New York City mayor in 2013. At the announcement, Lhota said that he would make “no further comment” on his mayoral candidacy until early January, when he will [...]

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 [...]