New Jersey Transit bus and rail riders may face higher fares for the first time in five years.
The mass transit agency is looking for ways to close a budget gap.
NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder tells NJ.com that fare and service adjustments are on the table.
The agency is developing options to meet its operating needs that include escalating employee health premiums and other costs.
NJ Transit commuters saw fares rise by 25 percent five years ago when the agency needed to close a $300 million budget gap.