Folks who ride the Metra regularly may now have to shell out an extra few bucks for every 10th trip.
That's because the Metra board of directors voted 8-2 on Nov. 16 to raise the cost of a 10-ride ticket.
The new 10-ride ticket would cost the same as 10 individual tickets. In the past, the discounted fare only charged the equivalent of nine rides.
The increased fare would go into effect Feb. 1, and 10-Ride tickets purchased Nov. 17 through Jan. 31 would be valid only through Feb. 28, according to the Metra website.
Even though the measure was passed by the board, the fare increase cannot legally be adopted until Metra holds a meeting for public comment. These public hearings will be held simultaneously at eight Chicagoland locations from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11. To view all public hearing locations, click here.
Take a look below to see how much the additional 10th ride would cost for Chicago commuters from various North Shore locations (all the way to Wisconsin).
- All Evanston stations (Central, Davis, Main): $4.25
- Wilmette Station: $4.25
- Kenilworth Station: $4.75
- All Winnetka stations (Indian Hill, Winnetka, Hubbard Woods): $4.75
- Glencoe Station: $4.75
- All Highland Park stations (Braeside, Ravinia Park, Ravinia, Highland Park): $5.25
- All Highwood stations (Highwood, Fort Sheridan): $5.75
- Lake Forest Station: $5.75
- Lake Bluff Station: $6.25
- All North Chicago stations (Great Lakes, North Chicago): $6.25
- Waukegan Station: $6.75
- Zion Station: $7.25
- Winthrop Harbor Station: $7.25
- Kenosha, Wisconsin: $8.25
Correction: A previous version of the article failed to mention that public hearings would be necessary for final adoption of the fare increase.