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.