CTA proposes fare increase

November 13, 2008 7:34:35 PM PST
The CTA board is expected to approve an increase for train and bus fares Thursday.The board was supposed to meet Wednesday, but they delayed the meeting.

Officials say bus and train riders will see fares go up by at least a quarter. They say the increase is needed to fill a $42-millon budget gap and avoid service cuts.

If approved, the fare increase will take effect in January.