Fare hike proposals for 2017 include $3 fare, reduced bonuses, $121 30-day cardBy
Take a gander at the two options the MTA is considering for its upcoming biennial fare hike:
I’ll have a full rundown of the options later. The short of it is that new fares go into effect on March 19, 2017, and the MTA Board will vote on one of the two proposals following eight public meetings that will be held throughout December. If the past is prologue, the MTA will go with Plan B — a jump in the base fare but a substantial pay-per-ride discount. Either way, those 30-day unlimited ride cards will soon cost $121, nearly double what they cost in 1998 when they were first introduced.