News Wire: Chicago's Metra to raise fares for fourth year in a row

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:06 AM

CHICAGO — Locked into what officials call an “unsustainable” economic model, officials at Chicago’s commuter railroad approved a 2018 budget that includes service cuts and a fare increase — the fourth in four years...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/14-metra-fare-increases

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:27 PM

Takes money to run transportation systems.

         

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:31 PM

Chicago fares are still way lower then NY State Metro-North or Philly Septa. 7.00 for a 2 day weekend pass vs 12.00 for a Septa Liberty Pass.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:57 PM

Metra and the RTA depend on sales tax for funding.  Given the diversion of retail sales to the internet, the tax base is not sufficient to keep up.

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Friday, November 17, 2017 1:41 PM

Drive to suberban Indiana to do most of my familys shopping for Thanksgiving. (Family in Riverdale IL)

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Posted by JL Chicago on Friday, November 24, 2017 10:08 AM
The weekend pass was $8. Going up to $10.
No longer a bargain for short round trips. Still a good deal for longer or multiple runs though.

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