Although a meeting yesterday between Mayor Daley and CTA
union leaders restarted previously-stalled negotiations about how to
plug the agency's $95 million budget hole, the two sides failed to reach an agreement in time to stave off service cuts.
Metra’s new fare structure, including higher one-way and weekend
fares, begins Monday. Because the vast majority of riders use 10-ride
tickets and monthly passes, the commuter rail agency says most Metra
riders won’t be affected.