Bronx commuters to pay more after MTA approves fare hikes

Commuters in the Bronx and city will soon have to dig deeper into their wallets as the MTA approves another fare hike.

The MTA voted Thursday to increase the price of a 30-day MetroCard from $70 to $76. A seven-day MetroCard will also go from $21 to $24. Express bus rides will increase from $4 to $5 and off-peak bus service will be cut. In addition, commuters will now have less token booths to rely on with the MTA voting to shut down 164 station booths. Tolls on bridges and tunnels operated by the MTA will also increase. The $2 base fare for a subway ride will remain the same.

MTA officials say higher fares are necessary to deal with upcoming budget shortfalls. The hikes will go into effect in March.

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