MTA fare hike officially goes into effect

Commuters across New York City awoke Sunday to an increase in the amount they'll have to pay to get around, as MTA fares and bridge and tunnel tolls increased at midnight.



The seven-day MetroCard increased by $1, while the 30-day MetroCard went up to $121 from $116.50.



One-way tickets will remain the same at $2.75 for both subways and local buses. The express bus fare will also stay at $6.50.



The E-Z Pass and cash tolls will be increasing at the Verrazano and RFK Bridges, as well as the Midtown Tunnel.



The hike was approved in January by the MTA, which said then that that it would allow them to "continue to provide safe and reliable service."



The MTA also said that this year's fare hike is the lowest fare and toll increase since 2009.


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