Fares set to rise on NYC's mass transit

New York MTA will increase fares by 25

New York MTA will increase fares by 25 cents to $2.75 this Sunday.

(AP) - Commuters, brace yourselves: The price of traveling on New York City's mass transit system is about to get even steeper.

Fare increases will kick in Sunday on the city's subways, buses, commuter trains, bridges and tunnels. It's part of a series of fare increases in recent years built into the cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority's budget. The latest come at a time when commuters are fed up with increasing delays on subways and trains that got worse over the course of a difficult, snowy winter.

The base fare for subways and buses will go up by 25 cents to $2.75. The price of a 30-day MetroCard will jump by $4.50 to $116.50.

The cost of riding the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Railroad will both rise about 4 percent.

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