NJ TRANSIT is now circulating a ‘Transit Advisory’ about new fares effective May 1, 2010.
The transit authority’s Board of Directors met April 14, 2010 to approve their plan to close the $300 million budget gap the agency faces.
Trains will be cut as proposed. The transit authority will adjust train schedules to accommodate affected customers and the new schedules will come into affect May 23.
Under the revised fair plan fares will increase 25 percent and seniors, students and children will retain their discounts. The sale of discount off-peak tickets will end effective April 30th and these tickets will not be accepted after May 23.
Customers with weekly or monthly rail passes will continue to make connections between trains and buses without additional cost.
Bus Fares will increase an average of 10 percent, subject to rounding. According to the website “The base one-zone local bus fare will change from $1.35 to $1.50 and the base one-zone monthly bus pass from $49.00 to $54.00 in northern New Jersey and from $45.00 to $50.00 in southern New Jersey.”
In addition, “interstate/commuter bus fares will increase an average of 25 percent, subject to rounding and Bus Ten Trip ticket discounts will be capped at no more than 15% off comparable One Way fares.”
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