Commuters who use NJ Transit could see fares go up by the end of the year, according to reports.
The agency is expected to propose a 9 percent fare hike as early as this week, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The proposal for a fare increase, the first in five years, comes as NJ Transit faces a budget shortfall, said the newspaper, citing a person familiar with the matter.
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An exact amount is still being negotiated and would not take effect until October, according to NJ.com. The proposal would need to be voted on and approved by NJ Transit’s board.