11/16/2012 02:31 pm ET

Metra OKs Hiking 10-Ride Ticket By 11 Percent

The Metra board voted overwhelmingly today to raise the price of the popular 10-ride tickets by about 11 percent.

The 8-2 vote comes just one year after Metra riders were hit with the biggest fare hike in the commuter rail line's history.

The increase to the 10-ride ticket would range from $2.75 to $9.25, depending on the distance. In effect, 10-ride ticket buyers would be deprived of the discount traditionally associated with the ticket. Currently, 10-ride tickets cost the equivalent of nine rides.

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