RTA board approves 2010 budget

December 18, 2009 Metra fare hikes kick in starting in February.

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The budget eliminates nine CTA express routes. And on 41 bus routes, service will start later, end earlier, or have less frequent service during off-peak hours. Those service reductions are planned to go into effect February 7.

More than 1,000 CTA employees will be laid off. The CTA cut a deal with the state to avoid fare increases for two years.

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