NJ Transit proposes 9 percent fare hike

April 20, 2015 6:21 PM

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NJ Transit proposes 9 percent fare hike

NJ Transit announced a proposed fare hike Monday that would increase the cost of riding trains and buses in New Jersey by an average of 9 percent. If implemented, the hike would increase the cost of a monthly bus pass between Fair Lawn and Port Authority Bus Terminal by $14, to $167, for example; a monthly train pass between Clifton and Hoboken also would rise by $14, to $170.

“Throughout the past five years, NJ Transit held the line on fare increases while maintaining high quality services,” according to a press release from the agency. But increased costs including “healthcare and benefits, general liability insurance, workers’ compensation and pensions have steadily ri...

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