For the fourth year in a row, Metra in Illinois is looking at a fare hike for commuters.


It's never fun fighting the traffic to go into Chicago. Sometimes you don't have a choice if you are going to check out a game, concert, festival, museum, or anything else.

When possible, it's always good to avoid it by taking public transportation. You can take the train from Harvard, Elgin, or Aurora to Chicago.

Not only are you not wasting time and energy, but you also don't have to worry about parking, gas, or tolls.There's also a weekend pass deal to save you money.

It looks like that could be changing.

According to,

"For the fourth consecutive year, Metra is proposing to raise passenger fares. Metra proposed raising fares for one-way, monthly, 10-ride and weekend passes. Even though, Metra originally planned not to raise fares in 2018 as part of its 10-year fare schedule released in 2014."

I think it's a safe bet that they will increase the rates.

Is it just me or does it seem like our state is trying to nickel and dime us to death? They have escalated taxes and fees wherever possible.

Maybe they should get some money management skills before they drain us all dry.

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