Fewer riders boarding Metra trains

October 15, 2010 3:14:40 PM PDT
Fewer people are taking Metra, but it looks like those who do will not see a fare increase next year.

The transit agency released its 2011 budget Friday. It shows that Metra has less cash on hand than expected.

So, the transit agency wants to take $60 million that it planned to use on projects over the next two years and spend it on preventative maintenance.

Metra also plans to delay filling vacancies as a way to cut costs.