NEW YORK (PIX11) — The impending subway fare hike started three weeks early for some commuters on Monday.
The MTA reported some riders who used the OMNY system were mistakenly charged $2.90 instead of $2.75.
The glitch was caused by a testing error from the company that operates the contactless payment machines.
The MTA said the issue was resolved by 9 a.m., and anyone who was overcharged will be reimbursed the 15 cents.
Starting on Aug. 20, all single rides on the bus or subway will cost New Yorkers $2.90.
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