NEW YORK - Subway and bus fares are going up on Sunday and when they do, riders will lose their pay-per-ride bonus.
The base fare will remain $2.75, but the five percent bonus you get for buying multiple trips is being dropped.
The cost of a 7-day MetroCard will rise from $32 to $33, and the 30-day MetroCard will go up from $121 to $127.
The MTA says it has no evidence of people loading up their MetroCards to take advantage of the bonus.
But NY1 found some riders on Thursday who did put some extra cash on their cards.
"I knew there wasn't going to be a bonus anymore. I just do the pay as you go," said one rider. "It's only a dollar for every $20, but it still adds up."
"After Sunday you ain't going to get no bonus no more, might as well take advantage while we can, right?" said another rider.
On Sunday the price of a monthly MetroCard will have doubled since it was introduced in 1998.
It was $63 when it was first sold. It crossed $100 for the first time in 2010.
With this increase it rises to $127.
On a percentage basis the base fare hasn’t risen quite as fast.
Starting Sunday you will have to ride 47 times a month to come out ahead by buying the monthly pass.