Long Island Rail Road fare hikes take effect

Long Island Rail Road fare hikes take effect

The Long Island Rail Road logo is shown on the side of a LIRR commuter train, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Long Beach branch in Long Beach, N.Y. Speaking to a meeting of the Long Island Association Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said $5.6 billion in upgrades will transform the Long Island Rail Road and help make up for decades of neglect. The work will involve laying 10 miles of new track to ease congestion along the busiest part of the rail road, along with the replacement of 20 miles of aging track. Stations will be renovated, parking will be added and signal switches and other equipment will be upgraded. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The MTA latest fare hikes went into effect Sunday

The new fares mark the first time that commuters have seen a price hike in the nation’s largest mass transit system since before the pandemic. The MTA last raised fares in 2019.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North customer’s ticket prices have increased by 4.5%, according to the MTA. Fares on subway and buses in the five boroughs have increased to $2.90.

The fare on NICE buses in Nassau county also went up.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)