Metra fares may increase for 4th consecutive year

Metra proposed a ticket price increase for one-way, monthly, and weekend passes on Wednesday.

If passed, 2018 will be the fourth year in a row riders will pay more for their Metra tickets. The proposed price increase is expected to generate $22 million, Metra said.

If the proposed budget is passed, commuters can expect to pay 25 cents more for all one-way tickets. Prices of 10-ride tickets, monthly passes and weekend passes will also increase, Metra said.

Public hearings will be scheduled ahead of a November vote.

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