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CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lanterne Rouge Dec 21, 2012.

Awesome bike lights designed by a friend
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When your bike seat hurts your butt...
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Lanterne Rouge replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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."
Dec 21, 2012
Megan B (9mi) replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 30, 2012
Joe Schmoe replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 30, 2012
Kate replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 30, 2012
RQ replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 30, 2012
Anne Alt replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 30, 2012
Michael J Blane 6.5 replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"¢ just an fyi: on a Mac the "cents" sign is <OPTION> 4  (the number for that shares the dollar sign $) you might try ALT 4 on a Windows machine. ¢ "
Nov 30, 2012
Joe Guzzardo replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"Sorry Doug, Chicago is the Second city, although population wise, it's really 3rd, but our state is number 1 in its unfunded pension liability, so we have that going for us, at least. "
Nov 29, 2012
Lanterne Rouge replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 29, 2012
Anne Alt replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"I visited Toronto recently and used transit there on that visit and others.  For full comparison, their cash fare is $3.00 and a 1-day pass is $10.50. "
Nov 29, 2012
Megan B (9mi) replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 29, 2012
Don replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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,…"
Nov 29, 2012
Lisa Curcio 4.1mi replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"Kevin, don't you know that old people have better long-term memory than short-term memory?  But just to confirm myself, I found this web site that says full fare from 1961 to 1966 was 25 cents: …"
Nov 29, 2012
Anne Alt replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 29, 2012
David Barish replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 29, 2012
Lisa Curcio 4.1mi replied to Carrie's discussion CTA monthly passes go from $86 to $100
"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…"
Nov 29, 2012

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
I work in the non-profit arts sector, love playing my guitar, stalking the dog next door, taking care of myself and those around me. I'm a cooker and a traveler and I love love love my bike.

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