On November 10, 2017, Metra’s Board voted to make service changes.  A summary is listed below. Additional information can be found at Metra’s website, www.metrarail.com.

Metra approved a combination of fare increases and cuts in expenses, including cutting a small number of trains, to close the budget gap. Fare increases will start Feb. 1, 2018.

  • The price of One-Way Tickets will increase by 25 cents in all zones (a 2.3 percent to 6.7 percent increase). Customers who ride Metra 30 times a year would pay an additional $7.50.
  • The price of 10-Ride Tickets will increase $4.25 to $7.75 (8 percent to 12.6 percent) depending on the zone.
  • The price of Monthly Passes will increase $9 to $12.50 (4.1 percent to 8.4 percent) depending on the zone. That would be an annual increase of $108 to $150. This increase starts with the sale of the February Monthly Pass in January.
  • The price of Weekend Passes will increase to $10 from $8.
  • Reduced fare tickets also will increase.
  • The new fare table is here and a PowerPoint presentation showing the change by ticket type and zone is here.

In addition, a small number of weekday trains will be curtailed or eliminated on the North Central Service, SouthWest Service and Rock Island Line, and weekend trains will be cut on the Milwaukee District North Line.  Those changes will start Feb. 5, 2018. Details are here.
Information: Courtesy of Metra's Website

Pace Fare Increases for 2018

On November 8, 2017, the Pace Board voted to increase fares.   The fare increase will take effect on January 1, 2018.   A summary of the fare increases is listed below:

  • Fixed-route fares will increase from $1.75 to $2.00 with a Ventra Card.  Cash fares will increase from $2.00 to $2.25.  There is no increase in the price of monthly passes.
  • No service cuts are included for 2018.

More information will be available at www.pacebus.com.

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