NEW YORK (PIX11) — An MTA toll hike went into effect at midnight Sunday, meaning it will be more expensive for drivers traveling through MTA-operated bridges and tunnels into New York City.
The toll hike went up to $6.94 from $6.55. The new rate applies to the Verrazzano-Narrows, Whitestone, Throgs Neck, and RFK bridges as well as the Midtown and Brooklyn Battery tunnels.
The 6% hike also applies to EZ-Pass tags registered in New York. Out-of-state tags will be billed a 10% hike via mail, which will come out to $11.19.
The MTA’s fare hike on subways and buses kicks in on Aug. 20. Bus and subway fares will go up to $2.90 per single ride. The cost of a seven-day unlimited MetroCard will increase by a dollar to $34. A 30-day unlimited MetroCard will increase by $5 to $132.
MTA CEO Janno Lieber said the fare hikes come amid increased service.
“More service in the midday, more service on the weekend, more service at night, in addition to a secure balanced budget MTA,” Lieber said.