As if the threat of up to three inches of snow to celebrate the first day of spring on Friday wasn't enough to crap all over your weekend, get ready to start paying a few bucks more to ride our lovely public transit system thanks to the MTA's new fare increases starting Sunday, March 22nd.
It's going to cost you slightly more to get around with base MetroCard fares going up from $2.50 to $2.75, which is just wonderful. Weekly unlimited fares will increase a dollar from $30 to $31 and monthly unlimited fares will increase from $112 to $116.50, which together are used for about half of all trips, according to the MTA. To help rub it in, the MTA has posted a -- dare we say nice? -- breakdown of the new fare prices, including the fare hikes for Express buses.