Fare Hikes

Transit Agencies Expect No Changes In Fares Or ServiceThe Chicago Board of Education is borrowing $1 billion. City Hall is contemplating a property tax hike. Cook County may raise the sales tax by one percent -- again. But at Chicago's mass transit agencies there is no panic and it is business as usual.
RTA Chief Warns Of Higher Fares, Reduced Service Under Rauner BudgetThe region’s top transit official warned Thursday that CTA, Metra, and Pace fare hikes and service cuts would be “difficult to avoid” if the legislature enacts budget cuts proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget.
Metra Seeking Annual Fare Hikes Over Next Decade, Including Nearly 11 Percent Next YearChicago-area commuters have never seen anything like it. Metra has proposed fare increases averaging 10.8 percent, starting in February, with the guarantee of additional increases every year through 2024.
Metra Riders Asked To 'Pick Poison' On Fare HikesBeginning today, Metra is asking riders to “pick their poison,” and tell them what kind of fare increase, if any, they can stomach next year.
Cab Drivers Petition City Council Committee For Fare HikeChicago cab drivers say it’s time for a fare increase, and they’re taking their argument to City Hall Tuesday.
CTA Says It Has Found Money To Avert Fare Hikes, Service CutsChicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday that the agency has found the $80 million it needs to avert fare hikes and service cuts the rest of this year -- without labor concessions.
City, Cabbies Clashing On Plans For Taxi Reform Without Fare HikesThe Emanuel administration and some Chicago cabbies are set to clash over the city’s plans to reshape the taxi industry without raising fares.
Metra Wraps Up Public Hearings On Fare HikesMetra Thursday night wrapped up eight public hearings in two days on the largest fare increase in the agency's history.
Riders Think Proposed Metra Fare Hikes Are Too MuchRiders told Metra’s chief executive officer at a public hearing in Homewood on Wednesday that the fare increases the agency has proposed are too much.
CTA To Unveil 2012 Budget PlanToday is the day that CTA riders learn whether they will have to endure fare hikes and service cuts when the transit agency announces its budget plan for next year.
Metra Unveils Smaller Fare-Hike PlanMetra is set to take a final vote on increasing fares, but not nearly as dramatically as originally planned.
CTA 'Looking At Everything' To Solve Budget CrisisThe CTA says it faces a $277 million budget shortfall in the coming year. It won't say yet that it plans fare hikes or service cuts, but CTA President Forrest Claypool made it clear he's targeting union work rules.
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