Proposed NJ Transit Hikes To Increase Fares By Up To 9%

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Published: May 21, 2015 @ 6:00 PM EDT

NJ Transit’s proposed hike for their service will impact Roselle Park for both buses and trains to New York City. The highest percentage increase – at 9% – is for monthly passes, which are designed to save commuters who use public transportation money.

According to material released by NJ Transit on their requested increases, buses to Manhattan will go up from 50¢ a one-way ride all the way up to $16 for monthly passes.

Ticket
Current Fare
Proposed Fare
Increase (%)
One-Way
$6.50
$7.00
7.7%
One-Way Reduced
$2.95
$3.20
8.4%
10-Trip
$55.50
$60.50
9.0%
Monthly Pass
$183.00
$199.00
8.7%

NJ Transit trains from Roselle Park to Manhattan also went up 50¢ for a one-way regular ride while a monthly pass is set to go up by $19.

Ticket
Current Fare
Proposed Fare
Increase (%)
One-Way
$7.25
$7.75
6.9%
One-Way Reduced
$3.25
$3.55
9.2%
Round-Trip
$14.50
$15.50
6.9%
Monthly Pass
$208.00
$227.00
9.1%

Although Roselle Park does not have full one-seat ride service into New York City and some commuters take the PATH to get into the city, the proposed changes are provided for trains into Newark Penn Station.

Ticket
Current Fare
Proposed Fare
Increase (%)
One-Way
$3.25
$3.50
7.7%
One-Way Reduced
$1.50
$1.60
6.7%
Round-Trip
$6.50
$7.00
7.7%
Monthly Pass
$89.00
$97.00
9.0%

The increases for fares, if approved, will take effect October 1, 2015.