STATEWIDE -- It has been a year since the Port Authority and New York approved a controversial package of fare and toll increases, including increases to the PATH train system. But the next phase of the Port Authority’s fare increase was scheduled to go into effect on Monday, Oct. 1 at 3 a.m.
The regular base fare for a one-way trip rises from $2 to $2.25. Customers who use Smartlink fare cards will pay $1.70 per trip. However, customers who use the inter-rail Metrocards that are accepted by the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York and the PATH system will have to pay the $2.25 rate, just like cash customers.