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MTA Fare Hike Takes Effect This Sunday

By Danielle Tcholakian | March 16, 2017 1:23pm | Updated on March 17, 2017 7:24pm
 The MetroCard design has remained virtually unaltered since its introduction back in 1997.
The MetroCard design has remained virtually unaltered since its introduction back in 1997.
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Courtesy of the MTA

LOWER MANHATTAN — Saturday is your last chance to grab a 30-day unlimited MetroCard at its current price of $116.50.

The MTA's fare and toll hikes are set to take effect this Sunday, but an MTA spokeswoman confirmed that MetroCards bought at the current rate will continue to work after the hike sets in.

As of Sunday, 30-day unlimited cards will increase to $121 and 7-day unlimited cards will increase from $31 to $32.

The MTA board voted to keep the per-ride cost at $2.75 and decrease the bonus riders gets when they put a cash on their MetroCards to 5 percent for every $5.50 yet.

All unlimited MetroCards bought before Saturday have to be activated by March 26, 2017 to get their full value.

30-day unlimited MetroCards will expire on April 24, 2017.

All 7-Day unlimited ride MetroCards will expire on April 1, 2017.

All 7-Day Express bus plus cards will expire on April 1, 2017.