By Richard Wronski Tribune reporter 12:16 p.m. CST, November 16, 2012
The Metra board voted overwhelmingly today to raise the price of the popular 10-ride tickets by about 11 percent.
The 8-2 vote comes just one year after Metra riders were hit with the biggest fare hike in the commuter rail line’s history.
The increase to the 10-ride ticket would range from $2.75 to $9.25, depending on the distance. In effect, 10-ride ticket buyers would be deprived of the discount traditionally associated with the ticket. Currently, 10-ride tickets cost the equivalent of nine rides.
Metra OKs hiking 10-ride ticket by 11 percent