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MTA Announces Schedule For Potential Fare Hike Public Hearings

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The MTA announced Tuesday scheduled dates for public hearings on its plan to raise fares.

Hearings will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 7 on Long Island and Brooklyn and end on Thursday, Nov. 15 in Westchester and Queens.

All meetings begin at 5 p.m.

While details of the fare hike proposal are expected to be announced in mid-October, one possibility is the loss of the 7 percent discount on the pay-per-ride MetroCard.

Another possibility is that the base fare could jump from $2.25 to $2.50.

The board is expected to vote on the proposed fare hike in December, with the new fares going into effect in March.

The MTA is counting on a fare hike to help close its budget gap.

Scheduled Fare Hike Hearings

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Roosevelt Hall – Little Theater
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, New York

NY Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall Baruch College
17 Lexington Avenue (at 23rd St.)
New York, New York

Main Theater at Hostos Community College
Center for the Arts & Culture
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Vanderbilt/Astor Rooms
Hilton Garden Inn, Newburgh/Stewart Airport
15 Crossroads Court
Newburgh, New York

Center for the Arts, Springer Concert Hall College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Auditorium
Yonkers Public Library – Riverfront Library One Larkin Center
Yonkers, New York

Ballroom
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
135-20 39th Avenue
Flushing, New York

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