Metro-North fares rising
NEW YORK >> Metro-North Railroad fares are poised to increase March 19 under a plan approved by Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The MTA announced Wednesday that MetroNorth fares will be based on distance traveled and remain lower during less busy, offpeak times.
For regular commuters — those using monthly and weekly tickets — the proposed increase is capped at 3.75 percent. Monthly ticket increases are capped at a maximum of $15 for the longest trips, and weekly ticket increases are capped at a maximum of $6.75 for the longest trips.
Other riders are to see a fare increase of 4 percent or lower, but because the increases are set to occur in 25cent increments, some singletrip rides could increase by as much as 6 percent, though by no more than 50 cents.
A public hearing on the increases is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 20 at the New York Power Authority office in White Plains.
People also may record video comments from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Metro-North’s Poughkeepsie station.