Check your MetroCard as MTA announces proposals for fare and toll hikes

The cost of the commute could be going up.

Since 2009, fare and toll increases have been budgeted by the MTA. At the November meeting, the board reviews the next budget and announces the proposals.

There are two options for subway and bus riders. The base fare could increase to $3 or stay the same. The bonus from pay-per-ride swipes would be eliminated in that case.

Railroad riders would see a 3.85% maximum increase for weekly and monthly tickets. There would be a cap of $15 for monthly and...

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