Not the Time to Discuss Fare Hikes


We need stimulus, we need congestion pricing, we need access to any and all funds that Washington can provide. But what we don’t need is talk of a fare hike. It’s hard to discuss the particulars of two percent vs four-percent increases versus elimination of time-based MetroCards, or flat fares versus monthly fares vs discounted Mail & Ride on the LIRR and Metro-North – when we don’t know what it will mean in terms of how much service there will be. Is it worth paying four percent more for 40 percent less, or no more for half?

View full testimony here: PCAC Fare Hearing Testimony 12.1.2020