This is an insane hike! As someone who works for a non-profit, this is an outrageous expense for me. In winter months I find it unbearable to ride my bike to work, but it appears riding a bike is quickly becoming the more reasonable way to travel, despite comfort.
Is it just me, or is Chicago becoming way too expensive to live comfortably in? I just had to downsize to a studio because I could no longer afford my 1 bedroom.
Here's the official email from CTA:
Dear Chicago Card Plus Customer:
We want to briefly share with you some information about CTA’s upcoming fare changes and how they will impact you.
Effective January 14, 2013, CTA fares will change. Please visit www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/media_relations_documents/Pass_Incr... to learn more about the new fare structure.
If you use your Chicago Care Plus as a pay-per-use customer, there will not be any changes to your fare.
If your Chicago Card Plus is set up as an unlimited-use 30-day pass, CTA will honor the $86 pass price for those setting up a new pass prior to January 14, 2013. Effective January 14, 2013 all 30-day passes will be charged the new price of $100. Please log into your account at www.chicago-card.com to view your pass information.
Yep. I switched my wife to a Chicago Card Plus w/ a pay-per-use plan. At least we don't have to run out to the grocery store to buy paper monthly passes any more. I wish I would have switched to the CCP sooner.