RTA fares may go up, expansion unlikely

September 16, 2010 8:11:41 AM PDT
The Regional Transportation Authority is painting a bleak picture of the area's mass transit system. RTA officials warn because of ongoing budget problems at the CTA, Pace and Metra, there may be no major expansion or additional service for many years to come.

The agency also predicts a fare increases may be needed as early as next year.

Officials blame the rising cost to maintain the aging transit infrastructure and shortfalls from the state for the ongoing budget problems.


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