12/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Single-ride MetroCard rises to $2.50 on Dec. 30

New York City's base subway and bus fare will increase to $2.50 from $2.25 and unlimited-ride MetroCards will get an even steeper thwack as of Dec. 30, the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority today confirmed in a 12-2 vote.

The $2.50 fare will

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