PATH fare increase to take effect on October 1

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – PATH riders are going to be shelling out more for a ride between New York and New Jersey as planned fare increases take effect at the start of October.

According to the Port Authority website:

Effective October 1, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will increase the single-ride PATH fare by 25 cents under a phased-in schedule of increases approved in 2011.

Beginning at 3 a.m., a single PATH ride will rise to $2.75 and a two-trip ticket will be $5.50.  PATH customers can obtain significant savings from the single-trip cost by purchasing multi-ride tickets, including a 10-trip ticket for $21; a 20-trip ticket for $42; and a 40-trip ticket for $84; or a 7-day unlimited ticket for $29 and a 30-day unlimited ticket for $89.

Under the Port Authority’s 10-year Capital Plan, $3.3 billion is anticipated to be invested in PATH infrastructure with funds partially derived from PATH fares, including three major projects – the replacement of the Harrison PATH Station, the modernization of the Grove Street PATH Station and the PATH extension to Newark Liberty International Airport.

The $249 million Harrison Station project involves construction of a new station to replace the existing facility, which was built in 1936. The $192 million Grove Street project provides improvements to accommodate 10-car train operations and new elevators that comply with ADA requirements. The $1.5 billion PATH extension to Newark Liberty International Airport will provide a direct connection from Lower Manhattan to AirTrain Newark, which provides passengers with direct access to airport terminals.

In addition to the major projects, there are 71 core PATH projects in the program, of which 57 – or 77 percent – are state of good repair work.

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