Responding to the proposed CTA budget

Responding to the proposed CTA budget

Every year it seems Chicagoland transit riders get less transit service for their money.

Riders for Better Transit statement on CTA 2013 budget and fare hikes

CONTACT:
Lee Crandell
Active Transportation Alliance
312-427-3325 x395
Mobile: 773-398-8158
lee@activetrans.org

Riders for Better Transit statement on CTA 2013 budget and fare hikes

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2012 – Every year it seems Chicagoland transit riders get less transit service for our money. The CTA today released its proposed 2013 budget, proposing another fare increase for transit riders next year. This closely follows Metra’s proposal to increase fares for 2013.

Service cuts and fare increases have become a regular tradition, making it more difficult and more expensive for people to get around. Demand for transit has been increasing for years, and people want better transit service. Transit in our region needs to stop moving backwards. Riders for Better Transit encourages Chicagoland residents to tell their elected leaders that it’s time to stop the cuts and fare hikes and invest in moving transit forward.

Transit riders can take action by sending letters to elected officials at: www.activetrans.org/bettertransit

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