NYC Subway Ride Cost Just Went Up

The MTA raised the price of an NYC subway ride cost near the end of August.

A subway train moves down the platform in New York City.
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The New York City commute just got marginally more expensive, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) raised the price of a subway ride for the first time since 2015. 

An individual subway or bus swipe increased by a little over 5%, from $2.75 to $2.90, according to the MTA. Meanwhile, a weekly unlimited pass increased from $33 to $34 (3% increase), and the 30-day pass went from $127 to $132 (4% increase). Students and seniors, who get discounted rates at half off base fare, are seeing an individual swipe go from $1.35 to $1.45. This went into effect on Aug. 20. 

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