‘It is what it is’: New Yorkers react as MTA subway and bus fare officially increases to $2.90


The cost of a ride on an MTA subway or bus officially increased to $2.90 on Sunday, the first increase in the base fare on New York City’s mass transit in eight years.

The 15-cent fare hike was approved by the MTA Board last month, and also applies to Access-a-Ride paratransit service.