PATH Fare Increase Goes Into Effect

Single-ride tickets increased by 25 cents to $2.75

Passengers need another quarter to ride the PATH trains between New Jersey and New York.

Single-ride tickets increased by 25 cents to $2.75 beginning Wednesday. A two-trip ticket costs $5.50.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says passengers can save by purchasing multi-ride tickets. A 7-day unlimited ticket now costs $29 and riders pay $89 for a 30-day unlimited ticket.

The agency announced in 2011 that single PATH fares would increase at a rate of a quarter per year to help fund a 10-year capital plan.

The projects include extending PATH to Newark Liberty airport, replacing the Harrison PATH station and renovating the Grove Street station.

The fare hike comes a week after intermittent service suspensions stemming from a cable fire in a Manhattan tunnel that left riders on lines going from Jersey City and Hoboken to midtown in the lurch for several days.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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