Metra talking fare hikes, service cuts

June 10, 2011 4:33:28 PM PDT
Metra is talking about possibly raising fares and cutting service.

Members of the board blame high fuel costs and lower sales tax revenues for a budget deficit.

The agency says internal cuts made so far have helped it avoid a fare increase so far.

The Metra board is expected to meet later in June to talk over all options to deal with its deficit.