New York City subway, bus fares could be headed higher

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MTA plans new fare hikes in 2019 to deal with financial issues (Bebeto Matthews)

MTA chairman Joe Lhota says the agency is considering new fare and toll hikes next year.

Lhota claims the money is needed to deal with financial issues including a projected one billion dollar budget gap in 2020 and 2021.

If approved by state lawmakers, the fare hike would be the sixth since 2009.

It's unclear how large a fare increase Lhota would like to implement.

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