MTA board approves agency-wide fare increases

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NEW YORK — Directors at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have approved fare increases for each of its rail operations. The increase in fares is part of a two-year timetable basis and not a result of increased compensation packages for its operators.

The 4-percent fare increase goes into effect on March 19. While the base subway fares will remain the same at $2.75 per ride, discounts for the pay-per-ride and other weekly and monthly MetroCard fares will be lowered.

Seven-day unlimited options will increase $1 to $32.00 while 30-day unlimited MetroCards will increase to $121.00 from $116.50.

Commuter fares for Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road will also see a more than 3-percent increase beginning in April.

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