How to save money when MTA fare and toll hikes kick in

Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-17 18:17:35-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) -- It happens on midnight Sunday morning.

The latest round of fare and toll hikes take affect. The last increase was in 2013. They amount to about a 4% increase for fares and tolls.

The MTA has posted signs that detail some savings: Put $5.50 or more on a MetroCard at a time to get an 11% bonus. That lowers the price of the swipe (which goes up a quarter to $2.75).

If you take more than 13 rides a week, consider buying the unlimited weekly card.