MTA To Vote On Proposed Fare Hike This Week

The MTA is reconsidering a January promise not to raise fares.

The agency announced Monday that it will vote on a proposed fare hike this week, reports NBC New York.

A leading plan to increase MTA revenue, known as "Option 1," would keep the base subway fare at $2.75 but eliminate the MetroCard bonus. The proposal would essentially make weekly and monthly MetroCards 5 percent more expensive. It's this plan the agency is reconsidering.

Commuters have been dubious of any increase in cost as the outdated and overcrowded subway continues to deteriorate.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly reached out to Tesla for help solving the MTA's efficiency problems.

News of the MTA revisiting the fare hike plan comes on the heels of reports that the agency may have to scale back plans to make more subway stations handicap accessible.

Despite the MTA's subway delays and nighttime closures, the agency reports service improved in January, in which more than three-quarters of weekday trains were on time.

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