Metra to raise fares in February

January 13, 2008 5:11:26 PM PST
Metra says it will still have to raise fares next month, despite the mass transit bailout.

Metra had threatened to raise fares 30 percent over the next three years as a way to balance its budget. While the 2009 and 2010 increases appear to be off the table for now, Metra decided to go ahead with the ten percent increase for 2008 to boost its budget.

The fare increase will go into effect on February 1.