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December 2, 2008

●Chicago Card fare info

今まで耐えてきたCTAの料金が,ついにChicago Cardまで及ぶらしい:

Dear Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus Customers:
This is to update you about CTA's fare changes and how they will affect you. Effective January 1, 2009, CTA fares will increase. While we recognize that these fare changes come during challenging economic times, they are necessary to maintain service. It is important to note that there will be no reductions in bus or rail service. Please visit www.transitchicago.com/news/motion/board/0811farechart.pdf for a complete listing of the new fares.

Pay-Per-Use Customers:
If you are a pay-per-use customer, you will be charged the new fare beginning January 1, 2009. The new pay-per-use fare will be $2 for the bus and $2.25 for the train. Also on this date, CTA will change the Chicago Card Plus pay-per-use reload dollar amounts to $10, $20, $40, $60, and $80. Any Chicago Card Plus customers who are currently reloading at the $30 level will need to change their choice. Otherwise on January 1, 2009, they will be automatically switched to the $20 level. It is recommended that all Chicago Card Plus customers log into their accounts and change their reload amounts to match their usage.
30-Day Pass Customers:
If you are a Chicago Card Plus 30-day pass customer, any credit card reload charges on or prior to December 31, 2008 for 30-day passes will be in the amount of $75. Any reload charges on or after January 1, 2009 will be in the amount of $86. Please log into your account at www.chicago-card.com to view your pass information and verify your scheduled reload date.
Transit Benefit Fare Program Customers:
If you are enrolled in the RTA/CTA Transit Benefit Fare Program, please contact your employer's administrator for more information.
Thank you for using the Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus with Touch-and-Go Boarding and Fare Protection, the most convenient way to ride the CTA.
The CTA Chicago Card Operations Team