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MTA hearing on toll plan set for Tuesday

A trespasser on the Long Island Rail Road

A trespasser on the Long Island Rail Road tracks at the Massapequa station was struck and killed by a train, according to an MTA spokeswoman and Nassau County Police. Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has rescheduled a public hearing on Long Island regarding the agency’s plan to raise fares and tolls next year.

The hearing will take place at the Melville Marriott in Melville on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The hearing was originally scheduled to take place on Nov. 7 but was postponed because the venue, Farmingdale State College, did not have electricity at the time following superstorm Sandy.

The MTA’s goal is to increase overall fare revenue by about 7 percent, but Long Island Rail Road tickets will go up from 8.2 percent to 9.3 percent.

The cost of a subway and city bus ride will also climb, as will tolls on all the MTA’s crossings.

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