CDOT / Gov Malloy Announce 5% Fare Hike on Metro-North

Riders in Connecticut who take Metro-North and Shore Line East are facing a 5% fare hike December 1, 2016 under a plan announced on Friday by Governor Malloy.

This would be the first jump in prices since a 4% fare increase in January 2014, according to the CDOT.

A one-way, peak ticket from Greenwich to Grand Central is currently $13.00 and would jump to $13.65.  A monthly commuter pass would increase to $295 from today’s price of $281.

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The proposal would also see the closure of the ticket window at the Greenwich, South Norwalk and Bridgeport train stations where TVMs (ticket vending machines) have been in place for years.

In addition, standard one-way fares on state-run CT Transit buses would jump from $1.50 to $1.75.

And seven state-operated highway rest areas would see a reduction in staffing, closing in the overnight hours.

In a letter to legislative leaders the Governor says the fare increase is to counter reduced income from the gasoline tax.

The first in a series of public hearings on the proposal will be 4 to 7 p.m., September 14 at the UConn Stamford Campus Auditorium, One University Place, in Stamford.


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  • Jim

    Actually fares went up Jan 1, 2016 by 1%. If you aren’t collecting enough gas tax because of fuel economy, increase the tax. Instead, we have spineless politicians who claim they will fix the budget without increasing taxes who then tax public transport disguised this way. Let’s put public transport out of business with price hikes! That’s forward thinking. Let’s cut the income and sales tax and make Metro North tickets $500/each.