Starting Feb. 1, the price of a Metra 10-ride ticket will increase by 11 percent -- that is, unless the public persuades the rail system otherwise.
Tonight, Metra will hold eight public comment meetings across the Chicagoland area to discuss the proposed fare hike, which would raise the price of a 10-ride ticket to the equivalent of 10 individual tickets. In the past, the discounted fare only charged the equivalent of nine rides.
Though a measure approving the increase was passed by the Metra board of directors by an 8-2 vote on Nov. 16, the raised fare cannot be adopted until Metra holds meetings for public comment.
The North Suburban Cook County meeting will be held in the Village Board Room of Arlington Heights Village Hall, 33 South Arlington Heights Rd., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To view all public hearing locations, click here.
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.
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