MTA OKs 7% Toll Increase For April

Feb 23, 2021
Elisa Amendola / AP

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a toll increase of at least 7% that would start in April.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., walks to the chamber after meeting with new senators from his caucus, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told transportation advocates in his home state of New York on Monday that he will continue to push for a $1.5 trillion federal infrastructure bill.

Joelle Schrock / WSHU

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will put a planned fare hike vote on hold citing the financial impact of the pandemic on its customers.

 Long Island Rail Road
Frank Franklin II / AP

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a budget for next year that counts on a $4.5 billion bailout from the federal government. The MTA has threatened massive service cuts without the help.

Commuters Rail Against MTA Fare Increases

Dec 2, 2020
Joelle Schrock / WSHU

MTA commuters pleaded with officials against a fare and toll increase during a virtual public hearing this week. They said this is not the time to hike up prices.