Chicago Transit Authority To Hike Train Fares By 30% To $3.00 In 2010
As part of its proposed 2010 budget, the CTA is preparing more pain for Chicago residents, which include transit fare hikes across the board. Transit authorities throughout the country (most notably New York's MTA) are doing all their best to pretend they do not need to file for bankruptcy, even as all signs point to the contrary. As ChicagoBreakingNews reports, the list of increases would be comprehensive and impact virtually every transportation category.
- Basic train fares to $3 from $2.25.
- Basic bus fares to $2.50 from $2.25.
- Express bus fares to $3 from as little as $2.25 now.
- Full fare 30-day passes to $110 from $86.
- Seven-day passes to $30 from $23.
In addition, express bus service would no longer be available on nine routes: X3, X4, X9, X20, X49, X54, X55, X80 and 53 AL.
Hours of operation also would be reduced on 41 other bus routes, generally in the early morning and late night. Each would lose between 25 minutes and about three hours of service a day, with a few routes even more.
Curiously, the information first appeared in a legal ad the CTA places in the Chicago Tribune earlier today: