MTA To Hold Queens Hearing on Proposed Fare Hike: Report

Agency has yet to disclose where the hearing will be held.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority will hold hearings in early November on its proposal to raise fares, NY 1 reported.

The agency’s hearings will begin on Nov. 7 in Brooklyn and Long Island and will culminate in Queens and Westchester County on Nov. 15.

The meetings will begin at 5 p.m., but the MTA could not be immediately reached on where the hearings would take place.

The MTA will release the details of its fare hike proposal in mid-October, according to NY 1.

But insiders have said that MetroCard base fares could increase by 25 cents to $2.50 and that the seven percent discount for non-unlimited riders could be eliminated.

Additional expected proposals include raising prices on the Metro-North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road, bridges and tunnels.

The MTA’s board is expected to vote on the fare hike in December and the new fares could go into effect in March.

Let us know what you think of the plan in the comments below. 

steve September 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM
the MTA do not about anybody else but themselves, so they can fatten their wallet so they cannot even sit on it because of a single thing they call "greed".
Ivy Hamlin September 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Wow, a fare hike! What a great and novel idea! Thanks MTA. Just what we need.
Chris September 28, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Maybe if they would eliminate the free travel for MTA employees they wouldn't have to keep raising the fare for everyone else.


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