Inflation strain leaves outraged MTA riders pained by planned fare hike at first public hearing


With little surprise, riders massed at MTA headquarters on Thursday to decry the fare hikes the agency plans to implement this summer on subways, buses, paratransit, and commuter rails, at the first public hearing on the proposal.

In May, the MTA proposed a fare hike that would bring the cost of a subway or bus ride from $2.75 to $2.90, the first increase in the base fare since 2015. A weekly unlimited pass would increase by $1 from $33 to $34, while a monthly unlimited pass would go from $127 to $132 and express bus rides would increase from $6.75 to $7.