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MTA Postpones Fare Hikes On Metro-North, LIRR

John Minchillo

Fares will not go up this year for Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road riders.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials announced this week they decided to put off a scheduled 4% rate hike until at least next year.

The MTA already postponed a vote on the hike in January due to financial hardship commuters face as a result of the pandemic.

This decision will become official once the board directs the agency’s chief financial officer to remove a projected $17 million for the canceled rate hike.

The MTA’s financial plan will still assume fares will increase in 2022.