The latest round of service cuts and fare hikes proposed by the CTA to balance its budget may sound bad, but apparently, it could have been worse. CTA Chief Ron Huberman discussed the four other Doomsday plans he rejected before recommending to the CTA board that 63 bus routes and the Yellow and Purple Express lines be cut, and fares raised to as much as $3.25.
You can read more about those options here, too.
One plan called for raising fares to $7, but Huberman himself was quick to rule that one out as being "unrealistic."
Of course, some riders are saying the same thing about the contingency plan on the table now.
You can share your two cents with CTA brass at the following public meetings:
Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m.
Sherman Park Fieldhouse
1301 W. 52nd Street
Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.
2800 W. Belmont Avenue
Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted, Room 302
Wednesday, June 13, 9:00 a.m.
567 W. Lake, Chicago, IL