NEW YORK - The MTA's new fare hike proposal could force commuters with disabilities to pay even more for Access-a-Ride service.
Those fares could rise 25 cents to $3 a ride.
That's an increase of 9.1 percent, compared to the 4 percent hike most other commuters will see.
The MTA is currently weighing two fare hike proposals.
One would keep the base fare at $2.75 and eliminate the MetroCard bonus.
The other would raise the base fare to $3 and raise the bonus to 10 percent.
The MTA says "The MTA Board will consider all public feedback before adopting any new fare structure, and as demonstrated in the past, the Board is not limited to the proposals already put forward."
The MTA's first public hearing on the proposals is set for Tuesday in Manhattan.