New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering charging a lower fare for passengers rising off-peak hours -- at night and on weekends. The transit chief thinks it's a way to grow ridership.
I like the idea. The CTA should think about it too. I say if you're going to raise fares, put the hit on those with jobs. Raise fares for rush hour passengers, and keep them at the same current level for nights and weekend.
The CTA already is seeing a growth spurt on weekend, and this might help keep the trend going.
What do you think?