Ventra App Crashes For Metra Riders As Fare Hike StartsOn the same morning fare hikes went into effect for Metra, the Ventra app malfunctioned for a few hours when riders tried to purchase new tickets.
Metra Fare Hikes Start Today, Service Cuts Begin MondayThe fare hikes and service reductions were approved as part of the rail agency’s $797 million budget and capital program for 2018, and will help eliminate a $45 million deficit.
RTA To Give Final Approval To Fare Hikes At CTA, Metra, PaceThe Regional Transportation Authority board is the last stop for fare increases and related budgetary matters.
CTA Board OKs Fare Hike For 2018It is the first CTA fare hike in eight years. Fares for buses and trains will go up 25 cents, and monthly passes will go up $5.
CTA Proposes 25-Cent Fare Hike For 2018; No Service CutsFor the first time in eight years, the CTA plans to increase fares to help balance its budget, but not proposing any service cuts.
Regional Agency Nudges CTA Toward Fare HikeCTA last raised base fares in 2009.
Metra's Fare Hike Takes Effect, The Third Increase In 3 YearsCommuters who use Metra are paying more for their rides starting Wednesday.
Metra Cruising Toward Fare HikeThe commuter rail agency on Friday approved a preliminary "average" fare increase of nearly 6 percent that would take effect in February.
Metra Board Approves Fare Hikes For 2015The increase will average nearly 11 percent, depending on type of ticket and length of ride. For some passengers, ticket prices could rise more than 20 percent.
Metra Fare Hike Plan Draws Little Outrage At Public HearingThose who expected long lines of angry riders to pound on podiums and demand that the 10.8 percent fare increase and yearly fare hikes for 10 years be dropped were wrong. It didn’t happen, at least during the hearing at Mundelein village hall, one of four that occurred Wednesday.
Fares To Rise On Skyway, CTA And Metra In 2013The cost of traveling into Chicago will jump next year — be it by bus, rail or car.
Metra Budget Hearings Draw Very Low TurnoutDespite 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.

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