Queens lawmaker lauds MTA’s new fare reduction advancing equity for all New Yorkers


After a nearly decade-long fight for transportation equity in transit-starved communities of color, Councilman I. Daneek Miller on Wednesday, Dec. 15, lauded the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) new fare reduction, including the expansion of the City Ticket — a flat-fare $5 ticket for travel within NYC on weekends — to all weekday off-peak trains. 

The MTA also announced that all LIRR and Metro-North fares will remain off-peak (including during traditional peak travel times) through Feb. 28, 2022, meaning that through February, all intra-city fares will be reduced to $5.