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MTA Will Get Rid Of Pay-Per-Ride Bonus In Fare Hike Meeting This Week

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MTA Will Get Rid Of Pay-Per-Ride Bonus In Fare Hike Meeting This Week
The MTA won’t be voting on MetroCard fare hikes until tomorrow (Wed., Feb. 27) but agency sources seem to have spilled the beans early. 

According to an earlier report this week by NY Daily News, sources made mention as to how tomorrow’s meeting will likely turn out. The publication’s source said the people can expect subway fare prices won’t increase and will remain at the base fare of $2.75. This option aligns with one of the two original proposals by the MTA which calls for the elimination of the MetroCard’s 5% bonus with a purchase of $5.50.

As we reported in January, the agency put off the fare hike voting until February in order to come up with an alternative plan. However, it seems that in the end they’ll be going with one of the original proposals. That said, it is still unclear if the MTA will decide to increase the prices of Unlimited Ride Passes, or if they plan to keep it as is. If they decide to stick with the proposal entirely, this will mean that 30-day passes would increase to $127 (from $121), and 7-day passes would increase $33 (from $32).

You can look into the details of each proposal here—for Metro-North, LIRR, and tolls—but the subway and bus fares will have two options for the public to choose between:

Screen Shot 2018-11-27 at 3.53.57 PMThe exact details will be announced at Wednesday’s meeting, which is set to take place at 9 a.m.

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