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.
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.
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.
CTA Still Mum On Chances For Fare Hike, Service CutsCTA officials still won't say if the agency's 2012 budget contains fare hikes, service cuts or both. But they are making it clear that the budgeting process has not been an easy one.
Some Metra Administrators, Staff Get Free Take-Home CarsMetra is asking riders to dig deeper in their pockets. Fares could go up as much as 20 percent next year. There's also talk of service cuts, but there's no talk of eliminating a major perk for some of the agency's administrators and staff – free take-home cars.
Metra Surveying Customers About Fare Hikes, Service CutsMetra wants to hear from you on the possibility of fare hikes and service cuts, and it doesn't matter if you ride Metra daily or never come within miles of a commuter train.
Metra Warns Of Higher Fares, Service CutsMetra is preparing riders for higher fares and possible service cuts next year.
RTA: Emergency Fare Hikes, Service Cuts May Be Around The CornerThe Regional Transportation Authority is warning that the CTA, Metra and Pace may have to undertake emergency fare hikes and service cuts as soon as next month.
Metra CEO: Rail Agency May Hike Fares, Impose Service CutsMetra CEO Alex Clifford is weighing a plan to cut service and raise fares as early as July, to offset recent high fuel costs. Newsradio 780's Bob Roberts reports.
CTA Passes Budget Without Fare Hikes, Service CutsThe Chicago Transit Authority passed a new budget plan Wednesday that will not hike fares, nor cut service levels.