"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."
"I know what you mean about distance, Kate. My commute by bike is 9 miles, and I'm walking distance to the CTA, which is why I only bike a few days a week and in nicer weather, but changing to a pay-per-ride pass will…"
"Jaysus. I take CTA as little as possible. Thanks to (apparently) global warming, there seem to be less than 60 commutes a year I can't take via bicycle. $270/year, + as many down-town and across-town rides, I probably spend $500. Or…"
"Megan, I plan to do the same thing! I did this over the past year and it worked out very well, but I just moved and my commute now is an additional 4.5 miles so I'd hesitated to continue and switched over to the monthly. With this fare hike…"
"Gas prices should directly correlate to bus fares, so I think it makes sense for the rates to go up (I don't think it's the city is gouging people), but since public transit is the transportation method available to most lower income…"
"Their day pass is good for one person on weekdays. On weekends and holidays, it covers 2 people or a family group. Very nice deal. The closest thing we have here is Metra's weekend pass, which allows unlimited rides for one…"
"My Wife and I visited Toronto this summer as well, and used nothing but their public transport. 'Riding the Rocket' is a very pleasant experience. It's much cleaner and nicer than the CTA, for sure.
I think it's hard…"
"I bike 2-3 time a week to work spring - fall and rarely in the winter. I've been getting the unlimited pass ride using pre-taxed funds from my paycheck each month, so even though I don't use it as much when it is warmer, it was close…"
"DC is tough to compare because the Metro has distance-based fares and operates like a combination of CTA and Metra.
SF is in the same boat since BART is distance-based as well. So that pass only covers the city limits...no SFO, no Oakland,…"
"Well said, Dave. There are plenty of good transit employees out there who want to do their jobs well and treat other people decently. I've certainly had bad encounters, but I've also had a lot of positive ones, such as CTA…"
"Good morning Manny :-)
Nobody wants to pay more...for anything. Me too. I take both CTA and Metra Prices are rising on both. I am not happy. One thing I will not do is take out my anger on the employees who are doing…"
"When I was under 12, the bus fare was 12.5 cents (Hey! where is the "cents" sign on my keyboard?!?) We had to buy tokens. Adult fares were a quarter. There were still electric buses, but the streetcars were gone…"