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MTA fare, toll hike hearings scheduled

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Public hearings will be held in November over the proposed increase in fares and tolls by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The agency says it needs to generate more than $380M to balance next year's budget.

Several proposals are on the table including raising the base fare for straphangers from $2.25 to $2.50.

The monthly MetroCard would rise from $104 to $109.

The MTA would do away with the 7 percent MetroCard bonus.

The board would vote on the proposed hike in December.

If the fare hike is approved, it could take effect as early as March 2013.

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Long Island - 5 PM

Roosevelt Hall - Little Theater

Farmingdale State College

2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, New York

Brooklyn - 5 PM

NY Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams Street

Brooklyn, New York

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

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Hicksville Long Island Rail Road Station Building

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Hostos Community College

Center for the Arts & Culture

450 Grand Concourse

Bronx, New York

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