NEW YORK - Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare and toll hikes are on the way again in 2019 and 2021.
The agency has stuck to a pattern of biennial increases since 2009.
The latest was this past March.
Metrocards went up two percent, along with bridge and tunnel tolls.
One MTA board members says if you take all of that into account, he can see the day ahead where a ride is $10.
Other board members say there has to be more money from elsewhere because it's not fair to keep charging straphangers more for deteriorating service.
"I don't think we can do that anymore. I don't think we can do it here at MTA and I don't think our customers can accept it any more," said MTA Board Member Mitchell Pally.
"I would encourage the Chairman to think about sustainable funding sources, longer term," said MTA Board Member Scott Rechler.
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota says he will look into alternative funding streams.
In the past, those options have included a commuter tax and proposals to toll East River bridges.
Lhota said earlier this week that raising fares beyond the rate of inflation "is not an option."