NEWARK— Starting Saturday, commuters will pay more to use NJ Transit buses and trains. The fare hikes were implemented to address a $300 million budget shortfall.
There will be a 10 percent increase for local bus and light rail customers. Fares for one-zone local bus, light rail and Access Link services will be adjusted from $1.35 to $1.50.
Commuter rail and interstate bus tickets will increase 25 percent. Off-peak rail roundtrip discounts will no longer be sold and won’t be accepted after May 23. The cost of a one-way trip between Rahway and New York City will rise from $7 to $8.75. Passengers who had been able to utilize the off-peak roundtrip discount paid $12.25 but will now have to purchase two one-way tickets at a total cost of $17.50.
Train and bus lines will also have some service reductions, beginning this weekend.
For more information on the fare and service changes, visit: www.njtransit.com/budget.
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