From a penny fare to a fare hike
Happy New Year and Happy (?) New Fares!
Late-night partiers on the CTA this morning dropped a penny in the fare box at 5:59 am, but pals who might have been lagging behind had to pay 25 cents to 50 cents more than the usual fare at 6:01 am as a fare increase went into effect.
I'll write a more detailed analysis on Monday about how the fare hike affects various types of CTA riders. Meantime, enjoy the holiday!