Confusion over transfers after fare increase
As if there's not enough confusion over the different fare levels on different CTA modes of transit (bus vs. El train), the Tribune added to the head-scratching with some bum information.
In what was otherwise a great recap of the new fare levels coming Jan. 1, the Trib erroneously stated: "Bottom line: If you pay cash or use a magnetic strip card on the "L," your fare will increase 25 cents; no transfer for you."
In fact, you CAN transfer for 25 cents using the magnetic transit card on the El.
Here's the CTA's fares brochure (in pdf).