MTA, Bee-Line fare hikes kick in Sunday

Commuters wait on the platform as a train

Commuters wait on the platform as a train passes through the 40th Street-Lowry Street Station in this file photo. (Dec. 28, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Wallets will be lighter for many Hudson Valley commuters starting this week, as fare hikes to the Westchester Bee-Line and New York City subways and buses take effect Sunday.

MetroCard fares for all the systems are slated to increase by 25 cents to $2.50 per ride. Thirty-day unlimited cards will be $112, an $8 hike from the current $104, and seven-day unlimited passes will be $30 from the current $29. A single ride on the subway or bus will cost $2.75.

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Tolls for MTA-operated bridges and tunnels will also increase: It will now cost $7.50 to cross most of them ($5.33 for E-ZPass users).

The MTA is projecting a $450 million increase in revenues as a result of the fare hikes. The move comes on the heels of Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road fare hikes, which went into effect Friday.

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