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What to Know

  • The fare hike for the MTA and commuter rails will go into effect Sunday

  • The $2.75 MetroCard base fare will remain the same. However, there will be weekly and monthly MetroCard increases

  • The express bus fare will also go up from $6.50 to $6.75

The day that many commuters are dreading is fast approaching.

The fare hike for the MTA and commuter rails will go 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 not 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. “BuRead More – Source