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Yeah, this is almost definitely going to happen. We'll have a little while longer to enjoy our cheap, cheap monthly-unlimited cards which, for some people, are the biggest monthly expenditure other than rent. But not much longer. Fare increases will probably go into effect again in 2015. Prendergast puts it pretty bluntly: "[We] have a deficit that has to be made up with revenues but you try and get that deficit as small as possible. It's our job to do what we can to keep the need for additional revenues as small as possible." In other words, they need to make money somehow, and it's not like we can all just boycott public transportation, so look forward to paying up!