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CTA proposes reduced fare changes
2021-10-22

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During a time when the prices of just about everything seems to increase, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is proposing the opposite, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

The CTA has proposed slashing some fares to boost ridership, which has taken a hit during the pandemic.

Although the base fares—$2.25 for the bus and $2.50 for the train—would remain the same, riders would no longer have to pay the 25-cent transfer fee. Under the proposed plan, a fare would allow for two free transfers within two hours to buses or trains.

The proposed 2022 budget also calls for the long-term adoption of what has been a promotional pricing plan that offered a CTA 1-Day Pass at $5 (lowered from $10), a CTA 3-Day Pass at $15 (lowered from $20) and a CTA 7-Day Pass at $20 (lowered from $28). The CTA/Pace 7-Day Pass price would also be priced at $25 (lowered from $33).

The full article is at chicago.suntimes.com/2021/10/21/22739026/cta-proposes-reduced-fares-2022-budget-effort-boost-ridership .


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