Service Reductions and Fare Increases due to Insufficient State Funding

January 7, 2008
Fare and Service ChangesEffective January 20, 2008

Due to insufficient state funding, the CTA will be forced to raisefares and eliminate service on January 20, 2008.

The CTA will eliminate 81 of its 154 bus routes; lay off more than2,400 employees; and raise fares to record levels. In addition,with more than 700 fewer buses operating due to the bus routeeliminations, the CTA will close three of its eight garages.Service on the remaining routes will be provided by otherlocations.

The CTA is fighting for funding to avoid these cuts. Contactyour state legislators and tell them how important mass transit isto you. Go to SaveChicagolandTransit.com for more information.

Details of the fare and service changes can be found by clickingon the links below.

Fare and Service Information:

Fare structure effective January 20, 2008 (PDF)

Service changes effective January 20, 2008 (PDF)

Proposed 2008 CTA Budget (4MB PDF)

Press Releases and Presentations:

Chicago Transit Board Approves 2008 Budget - Press Release,November 7, 2007

CTA Postpones Service Cuts, Fare Increases and EmployeeLayoffs Scheduled for November 4 - Press Release, November2, 2007

CTA President Releases 2008 Budget Recommendations -Press Release, October 12, 2007

CTA Statement on Postponing Service Reductions and FareIncreases - Press Release, September 14, 2007

September 16 Start Date for CTA Service Reductions andHigher Fares - Press Release, September 9, 2007

CTA Statement on Today's Vote Regarding Public TransitFunding - Press Release, September 4, 2007

CTA Waives Chicago Card Purchasing Fee During Septemberand October - Press Release, August 31, 2007

CTA Board Approves Modified Contingency Plan - PressRelease, August 8, 2007

CTA Helping Employees Prepare for Layoffs - Press Release,August 8, 2007

CTA 2007 Contingency Plan presentation - Presentation, May29, 2007 (1.5MB PDF)

CTA Outlines Contingency Plan - Press Release, May 24, 2007

CTA Announces $12.5 Million in Administrative Cuts - PressRelease, May 10, 2007





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