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MTA To Hike LIRR Fares

Price for Long Island Rail Road trips to jump around 9 percent in March.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday voted to raise its fares across the board, including a 9 percent Long Island Rail Road hike set to impact Long Island commuters and travelers in March.

The exact amount of the rate changes will depend on the time of day and the distance of the commute. The MTA will also bump the price of a one-way subway fare in New York City to $2.50, up from $2.25 a trip.

The news comes as MTA chief Joe Lhota announced he will resign his post to run for mayor of New York City.

According to Newsday, the MTA is also fighting to reinstate its payroll tax, which charges local businesses 34 cents for every $100 it pays in salaries. The highly unpopular tax was struck down in state court in August.

Story by Henry Powderly
Jack O'Niel December 19, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Of course they are. They also mentioned how they would like a tax on the "rich" too but sadly they can't have that yet. This has nothing to do with taxing businesses, that's a completely different money-grab.
Harrison Kyle Jones, Jr. (Kyle) December 28, 2012 at 10:12 PM
After Sandy, it has come to my mind that maybe the Republics are right, and we should privatize bloated psuedo-government mis-manged agencies like LIPA, the Port Authority and the MTA. I see nothing but mismanagement and incompetance for organizations which control billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of employees, and our lives and livelyhoods every day.
Harrison Kyle Jones, Jr. (Kyle) December 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM
But then again, maybe I'm just crazy and I am imagining the amount of corruption and incompetance in these entitites.

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