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    MTA Fare Hike Now in Effect

    Commuters will now pay more to ride the MTA rails and buses using the weekly and monthly MetroCard passes.

    (Published Sunday, April 21, 2019)

    What to Know

    • The fare hike for the MTA and commuter rails took effect Sunday

    • The $2.75 MetroCard base fare remains the same. However, there is a weekly and monthly MetroCard increase

    • The express bus fare increased from $6.50 to $6.75

    The day that many commuters are dreading is here.

    The fare hike for the MTA and commuter rails went into effect Sunday.

    The increase comes after the MTA board approved a fare hike Feb. 27.

    But what does this mean for riders?

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    The $2.75 MetroCard base fare will remain the same. However, a weekly MetroCard increases from $30 to $33. A monthly MetroCard will go up from $121 to $127. Meanwhile, the express bus fare will go up from $6.50 to $6.75.

    Overall, commuter rail fares will increase about 4 percent but no more than $15 per month.

    Additionally, there is no fare increase for commuters who purchase monthly passes of $460 or more.

    “This is painful for a lot of people,” said MTA Chairman Fernando Ferrer previously said on the fare hike. “But it wasn’t exactly a mugging."

    After a January promise not to raise fares amid budget uncertainty, the MTA reversed it course Feb. 25, announcing it would put the matter to a vote. That vote also saw the implementation of a toll hike.

    Drivers started paying 4 percent more at tolls March 31 as the EZ Pass increased from $5.76 to $6.12 and cash tolls went up $1 from $8.50 to $9.50.

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