Biennial Fare and Toll Increases Proposed

On Wednesday morning the MTA’s Chief Financial Officer Robert Foran presented the preliminary 2017 budget and four-year financial plan to the MTA board. The plan defined the need to find $2 billion in savings while at the same time allotting more than $1 billion in improvements to subways, buses, bridges, tunnels and commuter rail systems. He stressed that “The biennial fare and toll increase needs to be pursued,” he added that if “we’re not able to raise fares and tolls” there will be a deficits. MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast said that fare hikes are just projections at this time with 2 percent in 2017 and 2 percent more in 2019. Biennial fare hikes have been included in the MTA budget for the last four years. There will be an update in November and the final budget will be adopted in December. Until then, public comment is open.

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