Traveling in the city is now more expensive. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority hiked subway, bus and commuter rail fares on Sunday.
Subway and bus fares increased from $2.75 to $2.90. A 7-day unlimited MetroCard rose $1 to $34, and a 30-day unlimited pass increased by $5 to $132.
Express bus rides are also more expensive starting Sunday, jumping from $6.75 to $7. A 7-day unlimited express bus pass went up from $62 to $64.
Single-ride tickets on subways and buses rose 25 cents to $3.25.
Fares also increased Sunday for Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad customers.
Monthly and weekly tickets increased by up to 4.5% on both railroads. All other ticket types went up by as much as 10%.
The 20-trip ticket — a popular option for hybrid workers that was created during the COVID-19 pandemic — is no longer offered. Any 20-trip ticket purchased prior to Sunday will expire 60 days after the date it was purchased.
The MTA has expanded its CityTicket option for commuter rail customers. Commuters riding the LIRR or Metro-North within the five boroughs during peak hours can now pay $7. They can continue to pay $5 during off-peak hours.
Sunday marked the first time the MTA raised fares of any kind since 2019, as the agency paused its biannual fare hikes two years ago amid the pandemic.
This is the first time the base fares for subways and buses have increased since 2015. Instead of raising base fares on subways and buses the last two times other fares were increased, the MTA chose to reduce the bonuses that riders got when purchasing two or more rides on a MetroCard in 2017, and then eliminate the bonuses entirely in 2019.
The MTA implemented fare hikes at their bridges and tunnels two weeks ago. Tolls increased by 6% for drivers who use E-ZPass and 10% for drivers who pay by mail.