Ticket to ride goes up in March
NEW YORK – Fares on the MTA’s Metro-North Railroad will increase next March 19, according to a plan by the transportation agency.
The MTA announced Wednesday that Metro-North fares will be based on the distance traveled and are lower during less busy, off-peak times.
For regular commuters – those using monthly and weekly tickets – the proposed increase is capped at 3.75 percent. Monthly ticket increases are capped at a maximum of $15 for the longest trips and weekly ticket increases are capped at a maximum of $6.75 for the longest trips.
Other riders would see a fare increase of four percent or lower, but, because increases must occur in 25-cent increments, some single-trip rides would increase by as much as six percent, but by no more than 50-cents.
A public hearing on the increases will be held on Tuesday, December 20 at the New York Power Authority office in White Plains beginning at 5 p.m.
People may also record video comments at the Metro-North Poughkeepsie station on Wednesday, December 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.