West-of-Hudson rail riders got a break yesterday from the MTA. The board voted to waive fare increases, based on the poor service they’ve been treated to lately by New Jersey Transit on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines. Positive Train Control installation forced the elimination of two express trains on the Pascack Valley Line last summer, along with other routes. Recurring equipment failures and staff shortages have also resulted in spotty service for the last few years. The MTA, however, also raised subway fares, with a weekly MetroCard hiked a dollar to $33 and a monthly pass up 6 bucks to $127. The new fares start April 21st. Tolls on most MTA bridges and tunnels will go up about 36 cents.