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Proviso Probe

Friday, October 07, 2005

TRANS, proposed CTA fair increase

To cover increasing fuel costs the CTA is considering raising fares for riders that pay with cash. See the Sun-Times (Rummana Hussain).

There is already a 10% differential between cash riders and credit card riders since the credit card riders get a 10% bonus. Now the differential will get even bigger.

For $100 a credit card rider will be able to take 62 one-way trips. A cash rider will be able to take only 50. The new differential will be about 25%. Should poor people have to pay 25% more to go to and from work?

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