N.Y. city's subway-fare hikes might outpace inflation

If the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority sticks with its pattern of fare hikes, the rising cost of riding the subway will exceed the inflation rate, an advocacy group says. If the MTA holds to its plan to increase fares in 2015 and 2017, the base fare could rise from $2.50 to $3.75, according to calculations by the Straphangers Campaign and the city's Independent Budget Office.

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