Sad news for Tri-State area residents who depend on MTA to get around New York City. MTA has announced that despite their promise to keep the fare at $2.75 per a trip, the public transportation service is increasing the fare to $3 per a ride. Not only will the service see the price hike, but the hike will kick in starting March 19.
The news is obviously a low blow, however, the hike will increase the bonus that riders get for every round trip on their MetroCard to 16%, meaning an extra 96 cents for every $6 purchase.
“Whether it was low, middle or upper income, the majority of people are buying the bonus pay-per-ride card,” a source told the Daily News.
Monthly MetroCards will go from $116.50 to $121. Weekly passes will increase by $1, to $32, and single-rides will cost $3.25 from $3.