The MTA is set to decide the future of its MetroCard fare on Wednesday, but not without hearing from New York straphangers first.
The board is holding a public hearingfrom 10 a.m.-noon to hear New Yorkers’ concerns about the looming fare hike, which will be followed by a vote. It is expected that the MetroCard will rise 25 cents to $3 per ride.
The MTA announced two proposals for the pending 4 percent hike, which includes fares on subways and buses as well as commuter rail and tolls for tunnels and bridges, back in November.
The first proposal would increase rides on subway and buses to $3 from $2.75, with a MetroCard purchase bonus also rising to 16 percent from 11 percent.
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The second proposal would keep the $2.75 current fare, but drop the bonus to 5 percent.
Both plans would see the price of a weekly MetroCard rising $1 to $32, and monthly cards going to $121 from $116.50.
The MTA plans to increase fares every two years, with the last one in March 2015. This upcoming hike, expected to go into effect on March 19 if the board approves either proposal, will be the sixth since 2008.