NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- People in Newburgh will get a chance to comment on the MTA's fare hike proposal tonight. The public comment period for the fare hike begins at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Newburgh.
Fares to ride the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are facing an increase. Under the proposal, most tickets prices would rise between eight and nine percent. Prices will vary based on distance traveled with discounts for traveling during off peak hours.
The proposals will be subject to modification after the public review process and will be considered for adoption by the MTA Board at its December 19th meeting. The new fare and toll rates would go into effect around March 1st.
Charts outlining the proposed prices for specific stations and types of tickets are available at www.mta.info.