Fare hike vote rescheduled to tomorrow

  • By Amy Lee
  • November 12, 2008 @ 11:00 AM

The Chicago Transit Authority board postponed its scheduled vote today on a proposed fare hike.

The board's meeting has been rescheduled to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at CTA headquarters, 567 W. Lake. The meeting is open to the public. Officials did not say why it was rescheduled.

The proposed increases amount to $2.25 for a train ride and $2 for a bus ride for those who use regular transit or Chicago Cards. Cash fares on buses will rise to $2.25. And 30-day pass price for unlimited rides will rise to $90 from its current rate of $75.

The proposed increases angers many riders. They say the system is already too expensive and unreliable, too. Other argues the hikes add yet another burden to an already-bad economy.

According to recent studies, the Chicago Transit Authority has the most expensive fares of the nation's largest transit agencies.