The MTA Board approved multiple toll and fare increases that will go into effect starting on August 6th. The unanimous vote will provide a 4.3% fare increase for Metro-North and LIRR. Subways and busses will increase to $2.90. Those hoping to drive to avoid the hikes on the rails will have to pay a 5.5% increase using EZ Pass on tolls for the Whitestone Bridge and the Verrazano Bridge going into effect on August 20th.
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