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MTA Fare Hike Vote Today


JERSEY TRANSIT AND METRO NORTH AND DRIVERS ARE WITH EZ PASS. THE VOTE SHOULD COME AROUND AT NOON TODAY. THE MTA DOES NEED NEW RESOURCES. IT IS TIME TO UPGRADE THE SERVICE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE ROADS AND RAILS. TODAY THE MTA WILL VOTE ON WHAT WOULD BE THE EIGHTH FARE HIKE SINCE 2003, POSSIBLY MAKING THE COMMUTE FOR MILLIONS A LITTLE MORE COSTLY. THE COSTS ARE RISING AND RISING BUT THE SERVICE IS TO SOME DEGREE DETERIORATING. Reporter: SOURCES SAY THE MTA IS LEANING TOWARD A FARE HIKE. A MONTHLY METRO CARD WOULD COST YOU AN EXTRA $3.50 BRINGING THE TOTAL TO $121 BUCKS. LONG ISLAND RAILROAD, NEW JERSEY TRANSIT AND METRO NORTH ARE FACING A $3.75 INCREASE. YOU WOULD BE PAYING CLOSE TO 4 HUNDRED DOLLARS COME MID MARCH. DRIVERS AREN’T EXEMPT FROM THE UPTICK EITHER. EZ PASS ON THE SEVEN MTA BRIDGES AND TWO TUNNELS WILL SEE A 4% JUMP. I THINK IT STINKS. THE SERVICE IS GETTING WORSE AND THE FARES ARE GOING UP. Reporter: THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION. KEEP THE FARES AT THE SAME RATE BUT DECREASE THE BONUS YOU GET BACK FOR BUYING A MONTHLY PASS. EITHER WAY COMMUTERS ARE NOT OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TODAY’S VOTE AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN FOR THEIR WALLETS. I WOULD EXPECT INCREASED SERVICES FROM MTA IF THEY ARE GOING TO INCREASE THE PRICE. BUT I KNOW THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Reporter: THE PRICE OF A METRO CARD HAS INCREASED BY 50% SINCE 2005. IF THIS VOTE GOES INTO EFFECT, AND IT IS EXPECTED TO, YOU’LL

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2 thoughts on “MTA Fare Hike Vote Today

  1. Thank you governor! Get rid of them all. They’re over paid and lazy! Please work on getting rid of our mayor next! Thank

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