Study: Squeeze on spending could lead to mass-transit meltdown

If you are a CTA or Metra rider who is miffed about paying more to ride buses and trains next year, those higher fares represent only one relatively minor worry for Chicago-area transit customers, according to a new study by DePaul University.

It warns that an even more ominous threat is the looming squeeze on local and federal spending for capital improvements that could thrust the whole mass transit network deeper into disrepair. [Read More]