Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA

MTA Fare Hikes Take Effect On Easter Sunday

April 18, 2019 - 5:16 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — If you're looking to save money and need a MetroCard, you might want to get it before this weekend. 

MTA fare increases kick in April 21 and while the base fare will remain at $2.75, the cost of monthly and weekly MetroCards will go up and bonuses will disappear.

Monthly MetroCard costs will increase from $121 to $127, while weekly cards will rise from $32 to $33.

The increases were approved in late February in order to help the financially burdened transit agency.

Though, even with the fare hikes, the MTA is still looking at a budget gap of nearly $1 billion by 2022.

About three weeks ago, drivers also saw toll increases throughout the area. 

E-ZPass payments for all East River crossings went from $5.76 to $6.12, at the Henry Hudson Bridge it rose from $2.64 to $2.80 and it went to $12.24 at the Verrazzano Bridge. Drivers without E-ZPass pay even more.