Path changes on the Long Island Railroad began Sunday.
The exact price increase for LIRR depends on the zone, but according to MTA, the maximum fare increase will be 3.85%.
Most Long Islanders will pay more than $ 300 for a monthly ticket. Those in western Nassau County are the exception – they still pay under $ 300. Commuters from Zone 10, such as Ronkonkoma, Bay Shore and Kings Park, will have to pay more than $ 400 a day. Month. Anyone traveling from the East End must now pay $ 500.
The price increases were approved by the MTA Board in February.
Under the new plan, the riders must also pay more to use any of MTA's bridges and tunnels. It came into force last month.
Metro fees in New York City also jumped on Easter Sunday. The monthly metro ticket jumped up from $ 1
MTA says it needs this extra income to meet rising costs, achieve a balanced budget, and secure safe and reliable service.
But some commuters News 12 spoke with service is not all that is reliable at first, and they wonder if the fare will do anything good.
"I see a lot of delays," says Lori Konikoff. "We have the app for MTA and every day something happens. A delay or something and you pay all those extra money and the service needs to be better."
This is the second time since March 2017 that LIRR fares have gone up.