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12/13/2008 05:12 am ET Updated 6 days ago

CTA Fares Rising Soon


Ridership on CTA buses and trains has been up significantly this year, but CTA President Ron Huberman says nonetheless, fares must go up.

As CBS 2's Joanie Lum reports, the Transit Board is set to vote on a proposed fare hike of 25 cents--a 14 percent increase--on Thursday. The vote had been scheduled for Wednesday, but has been postponed.

Ridership has been up significantly in this year of high gas prices and decreased driving. Huberman said a fare hike is mandatory to avoid service cuts and keep trains and buses running at current levels.

"Twenty-five cents more is a lot," a commuter said.

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