Fare increase on Metra

January 31, 2008 2:31:15 PM PST
Starting Friday, Metra riders will pay 10-percent more for their tickets. The boost comes in spite of a sales tax increase which is supposed to help with shortfalls at Metra, PACE, and the CTA.

Metra said it had to raise the fares because underfunding had forced it to use its capital budget for operating funds.

Riders who have tickets issued under the old fare structure will be able to use them for a year.