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Metra Riders Could Face New Fare Hike

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    Many Metra riders could be facing another fare increase this February, just one year after digging deep for the biggest fare hike in the commuter rail line's history.

    Metra's board is expected to vote Friday on a recommendation to raise the price of the popular 10-ride tickets about 11 percent, the Tribune has learned.

    That would mean an increase

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    CTA Officials Postpone Release of 2013 Budget

      Chicago Transit Authority officials today abruptly postponed release of the agency's 2013 budget after they apparently made some last-minute progress in contract bargaining with CTA's two main operating unions.

      As of earlier this week, talks between two locals of the Amalgamated Transit Union appeared to be stalled, and CTA officials were

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago