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**Allan**The last of the "scheduled" fare increase for PATH goes into effect on 10/5/14. Note: this is the first Sunday of the month so I am assuming it will happen then BUT PATH might make it effective on 10/1/14 which is a Wednesday.

The new fare will be $2.75. Multiple rides on the SmartLink and SmartLink Gray cards (10. 20. 40) will be $21.00, 42.00, and $84.00 respectively ($2.10 per trip). Seven-day unlimited, $29; and a 30-day unlimited, $89.

Holders of the plastic SmartLink card can add more multiple trips at the current rate up to 140 trips (total including what already be on the card). The way that 140 trips can be loaded (each in a separate transaction is 2 - 10 trip, 2 - 20 trip and 2 - 40 trip. At the current rate - that is a total of $266.00.

For those who prefer to use the paper SmartLink Gray card - don't buy more than you need because these cards do have an expiration date.

An interesting point - this will be the first time that the base PATH fare of $2.75 will be higher than the base NYC Subway fare of $2.50 (the NYC Subway single fare card at $2.75 doesn't count because it isn't a base fare item). If the NYC Subway fare goes up 4% next year as announced that still would only be $2.60.

The new fare will be $2.75. Multiple rides on the SmartLink and SmartLink Gray cards (10. 20. 40) will be $21.00, 42.00, and $84.00 respectively ($2.10 per trip). Seven-day unlimited, $29; and a 30-day unlimited, $89.

Holders of the plastic SmartLink card can add more multiple trips at the current rate up to 140 trips (total including what already be on the card). The way that 140 trips can be loaded (each in a separate transaction is 2 - 10 trip, 2 - 20 trip and 2 - 40 trip. At the current rate - that is a total of $266.00.

For those who prefer to use the paper SmartLink Gray card - don't buy more than you need because these cards do have an expiration date.

An interesting point - this will be the first time that the base PATH fare of $2.75 will be higher than the base NYC Subway fare of $2.50 (the NYC Subway single fare card at $2.75 doesn't count because it isn't a base fare item). If the NYC Subway fare goes up 4% next year as announced that still would only be $2.60.