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.
Metra To Raise 10-Ride Ticket PriceMetra 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.
Some Chicago Cabbies On Strike As New Rules Take EffectDespite the call for a strike during Monday’s morning rush, many cab drivers were still picking up fares.
Cabbies Threaten To Strike Over Call For Fare HikeIt may be a little harder to hail a cab in the very near future, as Chicago’s taxi drivers are threatening to walk off the job.
CTA Survey Asks Riders' Opinions About Hypothetical Fare HikeWould you pay double or more the current fare for a ride on the CTA? That's one of the questions on a new survey the CTA sent to some of its customers.
Riding Metra Now Costs A Lot MoreThe biggest fare hike in Metra history is now in effect.
Metra Riders Rush To Buy Tickets Before Fare HikeIrritated 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.
City Set To Make $1 Fuel Surcharge For Taxi Rides PermanentThe city’s on-again-off-again, $1 fuel surcharge on taxicab fares would become permanent — and part of the cost of entering a cab — thanks to a surprise change tied to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s overhaul of the cab industry.
Cab Drivers Want Steep Fare Hike, Vomit Cleanup FeeIt’s been six years since Chicago cab drivers have had a fare increase and cabbies say it’s about time they had another one.