NJ Transit's board approved fare hikes for its rail and bus lines today to attempt to bridge its $300 million budget gap. Hikes were originally going to be 25% across the board, but now some services will just go up by 10%; the agency said its "revised fare and service plan...eases impacts to the majority of its riders - many who are transit dependent riders, including low-income customers, seniors and people with disabilities."

Starting May 1, local bus and light rail riders (52% of NJ Transit's customers) will be paying 10% more. Plus the plan also "preserves selected bus routes in eight counties, as well as Access Link paratransit services that shadow the restored bus routes." However, interstate/commuter buses and regular rail fares will go up by 25% and off-peak fares (used by 17% of customers) will disappear.

More details here.