Metra riders are no longer getting a discount for purchasing a 10-ride fare.
The Metra Board of Directors voted last month to change the cost of the once discounted 10-ride pass to be equivalent to the price of 10 one-way fares, instead of nine. The change was made to help fund capital improvement projects, the Pioneer Press reports. The policy went into effect Feb 1.
Barrington commuters will now pay $62.50 for a 10-ride pass, or $6.25 for a one-way ticket. Monthly passes are $178 and weekend tickets are $7.
Ten-ride tickets purchased between Nov. 17 and Jan. 31 are valid through Feb. 28.
What do you think about the Metra fare increase? Will you take Metra less?