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(Wall Street Journal) — Toll and fare increases take effect across the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s system Thursday, but they won’t solve the agency’s deep fiscal problems.  The agency is aiming to up the revenue it receives from fares and tolls by 7.5%. To do that, it is implementing a set of increases that vary in magnitude. MTA officials said they tried to limit the increase for their lowest-income customers. So 30-day MetroCard users, who tend to be wealthier commuters with stable jobs, will get a fare increase that’s almost 10 percentage points higher than the one going to those who use a pay-per-ride card.

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