Shutdown of RTA’s paratransit service averted

By Richard Wronski © Chicago Tribune — Under pressure from the federal government, the Regional Transit Authority on Thursday approved stopgap funding that averts a threatened October shutdown of paratransit service for some 40,000 disabled riders. But most users will be hit with higher fares as a result. This fall, disabled riders in Chicago who now pay $2.25 per ride and users in the collar counties who pay $2.50 will see fares rise to $3, matching the amount already paid by disabled riders in suburban Cook and DuPage Counties…. READ STORY


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