Metra passes $1.1 billion budget with major fare structure, zone changes for 2024

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Metra passes $1.1B budget, major fare structure changes coming 2024
Metra has approved zone changes, as well as train fare and pass changes for 2024 after passing a $1.1 billion operating budget.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Metra's board just approved major changes to its zoning and fare structure.

The changes are part of the $1.1 billion operating budget for next year.

Starting in 2024, the current 10-zone structure, which is based on distance, will be cut down to four zones.

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Zone pricing will change for single-use passes and monthly passes. Metra said in many cases, those prices will be lower than the current cost.

A ticket price chart and the full details on all of the fare and zone changes can be found on Metra's website.