Cuomo Ally On MTA Board Will Unveil Secret Fare Hike Alternative Plan

The fare increase was originally scheduled to go into effect in March. The MTA stands to lose $30 million a month if the fare increase isn’t enacted, MTA Chief Financial Officer Bob Foran said at an MTA committee meeting on Monday.

A spokesperson for the Regional Plan Association said the organization hasn’t heard of other city transit systems that tied performance to fare rates—although NJ Transit did offer 10 percent discounts to riders last fall in anticipation of service declines.

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