MTA seeks to increase fares by Labor Day

MTA seeks to increase fares by Labor Day

FILE - In this July 15, 2014, file photo, a man consults the Long Island Rail Road departure board amid morning commuters, in New York's Penn Station. Some frustrated Long Island Rail Road riders are suing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the LIRR's parent organization, claiming breach of contract, negligence and "intentional infliction of emotional distress," over chronic shutdowns, delays and packed trains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

The MTA wants to raise Long Island Rail Road  and Metro-North fares by 4%  by Labor Day

In addition, subway and bus fares would go up to $2.90.

They are also planning toll hikes of 6% E-ZPass costomers and 10% for Tolls by Mail.

Customers will be able to offer feedback at public meetings online and in person in June, before the MTA Board votes on the fares the following month. The dates for the public meetings are expected to be announced soon.

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)