New Jersey Transit riders are paying more on buses, trains

New Jersey Transit bus and rail riders are paying more to commute. Fares rose Thursday by about 9 percent, the fifth NJ Transit fare increase since 2002. NJ Transit officials say the increases are

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2015, 2:14 PM

Updated 3,127 days ago

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New Jersey Transit riders are paying more on buses, trains
New Jersey Transit bus and rail riders are paying more to commute.
Fares rose Thursday by about 9 percent, the fifth NJ Transit fare increase since 2002.
NJ Transit officials say the increases are needed to close a $60 million budget gap that remained even after the agency cut $40 million.
The increases follow service cuts that took effect on bus and train routes in September.
One-way fares on Northeast Corridor trains between Trenton and New York are $1.25 more, or $16.75. A monthly ticket on that route is up 9 percent, from $440 to $480.
Commuters in New Jersey take nearly 1 million trips on the state transit agency's trains, buses and light rail cars each week.


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