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MTA To Hike LIRR Fares

Editor’s Note: This article was written and submitted by Henry Powderly.

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.

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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.

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Ralph A. December 20, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Like with LIPA after Hurricane Sandy. Albany should also investagate the LIRR. Paying higher fares for lousy service and their arrogance.

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