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MTA releases 2013 fare hike proposal

A train arrives to the Astor Place station early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/ Dima Gavrysh)
December 14, 2012 4:20:42 AM PST
The MTA's new fare hike plan would push the price of a monthly MetroCard up $8 to $112.

That's an increase of $96 for the year.

Weekly cards would rise $1 to $30, and the base fare for a single ride will go up a quarter to $2.50.

The MTA is also cutting its card discount from 7 percent down to 5 percent.

Long Island Rail Road riders face a fare hike as well.

Commuters could see fares go up as much as 15 percent under the MTA's proposal.

There is some good news, though, as the plan calls for new incentives including discounts for military personnel and the expansion of the family fare program.

The board will vote on the proposal next Wednesday.

If approved, it will take effect March 1.

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ONLINE: mta.info

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