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Fare Changes — Effective June 28, 2009

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Fare Changes — Effective June 28, 2009

Subways, NYCT Bus, MTA Bus, LI Bus, Staten Island Railway

 

Fare Type

Current

New

Reduced Fare

Base Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard Fare $2 $2.25 $1.10*

Minimum purchase for new MetroCard $4 $4.50 $4.50

Cash (Bus only) $2 $2.25 $1.10

Single-Ride Ticket $2 $2.25 N/A

Pay-Per-Ride Bonus and Minimum Purchase Threshold 15% with $7 or more purchase 15% with $8 or more purchase 15% with $8 or more purchase

Average price per ride with Pay-Per-Ride Bonus $1.74 $1.96 $0.96

Unlimited Ride MetroCard

1-Day $7.50 $8.25 N/A

7-Day $25 $27 $13.50

14-Day $47 $51.50 $25.75

30-Day $81 $89 $44.50

Express Bus

Cash $5 $5.50 $2.75**

Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard Fare $5 $5.50 $2.75**

Average price per ride with Pay-Per-Ride Bonus $4.35 $4.78 $2.39**

7-Day Express Bus Plus Unlimited Ride MetroCard $41 $45 N/A

 

* Reduced Fare customers who do not have a Reduced Fare MetroCard pay $2.25 at a subway station booth for a round trip.

 

** Reduced Fare is not available during peak periods, 6-10 AM and 3-7 PM.

 

Fare collection will be implemented at SIR Tompkinsville station upon installation of a fare control area.

 

In addition, buses operated by MTA Bus will begin operating under policies consistent with those of New York City Transit.

 

Elimination of student reduced fares on all MTA Bus express service

Change of MTA Bus weekday off-peak eligibility period to begin at 10 a.m. (instead of 9 a.m.) for discounted fares for senior citizens and disabled customers on Northeast Bronx express bus service

Buses operated by LI Bus will begin operating under the following policy:

 

The $.25 charge for cash transfers will be eliminated and magnetic stripe paper transfers will be accepted for travel between LI Bus and NYCT/MTA Bus local service.

The age for reduced fare discounts will be raised to 65 (from 60) to align with NYCT and MTA Bus service.

Other discount policies for NYCT, MTA Bus, and LI Bus are unchanged.

 

MetroCards Purchased Before June 28

Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard

Cards purchased prior to June 28 can still be used. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on June 28, 2009, the higher fare will be deducted from your Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard.

 

Unlimited Ride MetroCard

MetroCard Vending Machines and station attendants will sell Unlimited Ride MetroCards at the current prices until midnight on Saturday, June 27. After midnight you will be able to purchase Unlimited Ride cards at the new, higher prices.

 

To get the full value of a 1-Day, 7-Day, 14-Day or 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard or the 7-day Express Bus Plus MetroCard purchased prior to June 28, you must begin using the card on or before July 6.

 

The chart shows when your Unlimited Ride MetroCard will expire. Regardless of the printed expiration date or date of first use, the MetroCard will expire on these dates.

 

Type of MetroCard For Full Value, Start Using By Expiration Date

1-Day Fun Pass July 6 July 6

7-Day Unlimited Ride July 6 July 12

14-Day Unlimited Ride July 6 July 19

30-Day Unlimited Ride July 6 Aug 4

7-Day Express Bus Plus July 6 July 12

 

An unused or partially used MetroCard purchased prior to May 31 will be refunded on a pro-rated basis. To return a card, ask a station attendant for a postage-paid envelope.

 

Paratransit — Effective June 28, 2009

The NYC Transit Access-A-Ride fare will increase from $2.00 to $2.25

The LI Bus Able-Ride fare will increase from $3.50 to $3.75

The cost of a LI Bus Able-Ride 20-trip book will increase from $70 to $75

Commuter Railroads — Effective June 17, 2009

Fare changes by MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and MTA Metro-North Railroad (MNR) for New York State service include the following:

 

Increase full fare one-way, full fare ten-trip, weekly and monthly tickets fares to/from Manhattan/LIRR Zone 1 stations/Hoboken from 5.0% to 11.6%

Intermediate full fares for LIRR and MNR East of Hudson service will increase from 7.1% to 20%; however, any increase of more than 11.75% is no more than $.75 per ride. Intermediate full fares on MNR West of Hudson service will increase up to 33%. The increases for some child/senior/disabled fares may vary slightly from these percentages.

New Haven Line fares to NY stations will increase in stages.

Increase the on-board fare differential to up to $6.50 from $5.50.

CityTicket fares will increase from $3.25 to $3.50; family fare price are unchanged.

Reduce the Mail & Ride fare discount on the railroad portion of the joint Monthly Commutation/Monthly Unlimited Ride MetroCard from 5% to 4%.

Senior citizen/disabled person/child fare discount policies and other Mail&Ride/WebTicket discounts remain unchanged

Specific fare information:

 

Long Island Rail Road

Metro-North Railroad

 

Commuter Rail Connecting Services — Effective June 28, 2009

 

One Way

Weekly

Monthly

Current New Current New Current New

NYC Buses $2.00 $2.25 $9.25 $9.75 $29.00 $31.75

LI Bus $2.00 $2.25 $9.75 $10.50 $35.00 $38.00

Hudson Rail Link $2.00 $2.25 $9.25 $9.75 $26.00 $28.50

Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry* $3.00 $3.25 $10.00 $11.00 $30.00 $33.00

Newburgh Beacon Ferry* $1.00 $1.25 $5.00 $5.50 $10.00 $11.00

 

UniTicket with the X25 bus is eliminated.

 

* Effective June 17

 

Bridges and Tunnels — Effective July 12, 2009

In this chart, major crossings are the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, and Queens Midtown Tunnel. Minor crossings are the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and the Cross Bay Veterans' Memorial Bridge.

 

Crossing Charges

for Cars Cash

Current Cash

New E‑ZPass

Current E‑ZPass

New

Verrazano-Narrows $10.00 $11.00 $8.30 $9.14

Major Crossings $5.00 $5.50 $4.15 $4.57

Minor Crossings $2.50 $2.75 $1.55 $1.71

Henry Hudson Bridge $2.75 $3.00 $1.90 $2.09

 

In addition:

 

E‑Z Pass rates apply to New York E-Z Pass Customer Service Center accounts only. Non-NYCSC Customers will pay the cash rates.

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Buses operated by LI Bus will begin operating under the following policy:

 

The $.25 charge for cash transfers will be eliminated and magnetic stripe paper transfers will be accepted for travel between LI Bus and NYCT/MTA Bus local service.

 

Finally no more....I am sorry but that transfer does not work on this bus!!...then I usually hear....U mean I have to pay again??.....it is the small things that makes us bus drivers happy......;);)

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Good job on the list because i needed the rundown and again your right it is the little things that make us happy let them pay:mad::tup: (K)<R>

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