While the city of New York continues to recover from one of the worst snowstorms in its history, The Metropolitan Authority (MTA) is set to raise the fare for its subways, buses, rails, bridges and tunnels on December 30.
With snow-covered streets and vehicles in the absence of snow plows, New Yorkers were left to rely on the city’s transit system to get to around. However, the MTA was ill-equipped to face the challenges left by the estimated 2 feet of snow that covered the city since Sunday. After a growing number of city buses were unable to navigate their routes and left abandoned by their passengers and drivers because they were stuck in the snow, bus service was suspended. The MTA service notice posted just minutes ago states that some bus routes have been restored with delays, detours, or both; while other routes remain suspended. Some of the subway lines were also left non-operational due to loss of power. Normal subway service is nearly restored, but some lines continue to experience service changes. Service on the rails, bridges, and tunnels are also operating normally.
Straphangers can expect to pay $104 for the 30-day unlimited ride pass, $29 for the 7-day unlimited ride pass, while the base fare remains the same at $2.25. The 1-day fun pass and 14-day unlimited ride pass have been discontinued. You can also expect to pay a $1 surcharge for every new metrocard purchase as an effort to encourage MTA customers to recycle their metrocards.
Click here to see the full list of the new fares scheduled to take effect tomorrow.