10-Ride Tickets

Janet Chencinski (Credit: Deerfield Police)

Woman Arrested For Claiming Mom Was Sick To Avoid Ticket

Claiming your mother is having a medical emergency might seem a way out of a traffic ticket, but not when the officer calls 911 and paramedics discover mom is just fine.

03/21/2014

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

After Big Sales Drop, Metra Might Resume 10-Ride Discount

Metra Chairman Brad O’Halloran said that he would ask the Metra board at its next meeting, in August, to roll back the price of the ticket to pre-February levels, when the 10-ride ticket was sold for the price of nine rides.

07/11/2013

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Metra Budget Hearings Draw Very Low Turnout

Despite a looming 11 percent fare increase for 10-ride ticketholders, few riders bothered to turn out for Metra’s only public hearings on its 2013 budget.

WBBM Newsradio–12/11/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra To Raise 10-Ride Ticket Price

Metra will sock those who use its 10-ride tickets with an 11 percent fare increase on Feb. 1, but those who use single-ride tickets or monthly passes will be spared a fare hike.

WBBM Newsradio–11/16/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Riding Metra Now Costs A Lot More

The biggest fare hike in Metra history is now in effect.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Riders Rush To Buy Tickets Before Fare Hike

Irritated commuters rushed Tuesday to buy Metra tickets before fare hikes averaging 25 percent go into effect Wednesday, but they couldn’t buy more than a month’s worth of discounted 10-ride passes, thanks to a Metra policy designed to prevent stockpiling.

01/31/2012

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With Fare Hike Kicking In, Metra Closes Window On Multi-Ride Ticket Hoarders

Commuters who seek to cushion the blow from Metra fare increases try to hoard 10-ride tickets, which are good for a year. But if you want to do it this time you only have until midnight Friday.

11/11/2011