No fare hike in Metra budget -- probably
Metra is the commuter rail division of the Regional Transportation Authority of the Chicago metropolitan area. (Chicago Tribune Illustration)
But several Metra board members, including Acting Chairman Larry Huggins, said today they would not support any fare increase next year.
Metra's board will hold public hearings on the budget, and vote on the plan next month.
Huggins, meanwhile, retained his post for the time being after an effort by some suburban board members to replace him failed.
Member Brad O'Halloran from Orland Park failed to get enough votes to replace Huggins, from Chicago.
Huggins has been acting chairman for over a year because there has been no consensus on the top board post by chairmen of the six-county Metra region.