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MTA: Fares Going up in March on LIRR

Across the board price increases approved; Plainview-area commuters to be affected.

If traveling by rail, be preared to pay more in 2013.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted in December to raise its fares across the board, including a near 9 percent Long Island Rail Road hike set to impact Plainview-area commuters and travelers in March 1.

On average, most LIRR tickets will increase from 8.19 percent to 9.31 percent, depending on ticket type and zone, according to the MTA.

Costs will depend on distance traveled, time of day traveling and the type of ticket purchased, whether monthly, weekly, 10-trip, or one-way. 

The LIRR announced it will establish discounts for military personnel on active duty and will extend to the evening peak period the Family Fare discount for children traveling with parents or guardians.

The discounted City Ticket, good for weekend transportation on the LIRR between Manhattan and Queens or between Brooklyn and Queens, will increase to $4 from $3.75 this year.

For those traveling by subway, the MTA announced it will bump the price of a one-way subway fare in New York City to $2.50, up from $2.25 a trip.

The MTA estimates Superstorm Sandy caused $268 million in lost revenue and additional operating costs in 2012 and will result in additional debt payments of as much as $62 million annually attributable to infrastructure losses not recovered from insurance or federal disaster relief.

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Scott Askegard January 15, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Gee the MTA lost revenue due to superstorm sandy and is passing this loss along as a price increase.. Can I now bill MTA for my lost revenue due to superstorm sandy?? Why not? fare is fair.....
JOE January 16, 2013 at 09:46 PM
most of the management at the mta and LIRR should be fired. They could care less about the general public. If they had competition , they would be out of business. I sometimes beleive that they create a work culture of " not so fast , when ever we get there " attitude . I see it all the time on the LIRR and the subway. No one gives a crap because the general public has no alternative. just ride the RR into the city and i am sure you will see 1 or 2 people working while 5 or 6 useless supervisors stand around and watch.

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