Tiny type buried in the back of today's Tribune tells of big fare hikes the CTA seeks early next year.
Train fares would increase 75 cents to $3, while most bus fares would
rise to $2.50. Express bus routes -- such as passenger-heavy runs along
Lake Shore Drive on the North Side -- also would cost $3.
All this news showed up in a legal notice in the back of the classified ad section.
Monthly passes would jump to $110 from $86, and popular "X" bus service
would be halted, including service on Western and Irving Park. There
would be no bus routes cut, but service hours would be slashed.
See the notice of public hearing here.
None of this comes as a surprise to me -- except cutting the "X" bus service. That's truly a step backwards.
Now, discuss among yourselves.