Assemblywoman
Hyer-Spencer:

MTA’s proposed toll hike is unfair to Brooklyn commuters

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Join Assemblywoman Hyer-Spencer and stand up to the MTA’s proposed toll hike

Recently, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that it is considering raising tolls and fares on Bay Ridge commuters. These hikes place an unfair burden on our families.

Assemblywoman Hyer-Spencer is poised to fight this proposal, but she needs your help.

Public hearings are set to be held in November before the MTA board votes on the toll hike proposals in December. Assemblywoman Hyer-Spencer would like to hear what you think about the MTA proposals and investigate other solutions.

If you think the MTA toll and rate hike is unfair, please let Assemblywoman Hyer-Spencer know by filling out the form and sending it to her district office.


How will the MTA toll hike proposal affect Bay Ridge residents?
The MTA has proposed two scenarios to achieve a 6.5 percent fare increase next year.

First proposal

  • Raise the toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to $10 and increase the E-ZPass tagholder to $8.50

  • Increase bridge and tunnel tolls by 50 cents for cash and 25 cents for E-ZPass tagholders

  • Raise the base bus fare from $2.00 to $2.25 and add 25 cents to a one-way express bus fare – bringing an express ride to $5.25

  • A new 14-day unlimited-ride Metrocard is introduced costing $45 – with a 20 percent bonus remaining, giving riders a $2 discount for every $10 Metrocard they buy

  • Monthly unlimited-ride Metrocards increase 4 percent, from $76 to $79

Second proposal

  • Raise the toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to $10 and increase the E-ZPass tagholder fee to $8.50

  • Increase bridge and tunnel tolls by 50 cents for cash and 25 cents for E-ZPass tagholders

  • Raise the base bus fare from $2.00 to $2.25, but retain the $5 express bus fare

  • Eliminate the 20 percent bonus for every $10 spent on Metrocards – instead riders will pay $2 for every ride during peak hours and $1.50 for every ride during off-peak periods

  • The price of 30-day unlimited Metrocards increases between 6.5 and 8 percent – rising from $76 to between $81 and $82

  • New 14-day unlimited-ride cards will cost $48

Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer
586 Midland Ave., Suite 1B • Staten Island, NY 10306
718-667-5891 •



MTA’s 6.5% toll and fare hike is wrong

The MTA is set to raise tolls and fares on Bay Ridge residents by 6.5 percent next year. Tell the MTA that Bay Ridge residents pay enough for sub-par transportation services and are not willing to pay additional toll hikes and fare increases by filling out this card and sending it to Janele Hyer-Spencer. She’ll send it to the MTA with her own letter explaining why the unfair toll and fare hike should not be implemented.


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Mail completed form to:
Janele Hyer-Spencer
7606 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

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