With the increase in gasoline and diesel prices, Metra already had a good excuse to raise commuter fares.
But, with the 88% Toll Tax Hike, there is now even less possibility of losing railroad passengers to their cars.
The Daily Herald is reporting that the Metra Board is considering a 25% hike in ticket prices over the next two years.
Some might characterize the one-two punch as “pile-on.”
Just as Barack Obama blames the country’s problem on predecessor George W. Bush, new Metra Executive Director Alex Clifford points the finger at Phil Pagano for kicking the can down the road.