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MTA's 4 percent fare hike kicks in

Passengers wait for an arriving train at the

Passengers wait for an arriving train at the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station on Feb. 22, 2015. Credit: Steve Pfost

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's scheduled 4 percent fare hike starts Sunday.

The increase on a one-way off-peak ticket on the Long Island Rail Road will be 25 cents to 75 cents. Weekly and monthly fares are now higher as well, with commuters paying $7 to $19 more for a monthly pass.

A monthly pass between Farmingdale and Pennsylvania Station, for example, will rise $11, to $287 from $276.

New weekly and monthly fares kick in later, on Saturday and April 1, respectively.

The cost of subway and bus rides in New York City is also increasing.

Single-ride fares will rise to $2.75 from $2.50.

Monthly unlimited cards will increase to $116.50, up $4.50. Weekly passes will increase by $1 to $31.


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