MTA Considering Two Fare and Toll Hike Plans in Advance of January Vote

The New York Times reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board “is considering two proposals for a fare and toll increase of about 4 percent, on average, across the system’s trains, buses, tunnels and bridges. Board members are expected to vote on the proposals in January after the authority holds a series of public meetings.” The report adds, “The authority has said it plans to raise fares every two years, but the climbing cost has frustrated riders who complain of worsening subway delays, overcrowding and slow buses.” coverage focuses on the impact of the proposed increases for Staten Island commuters and Verrazano Bridge users.