Falling Ridership May Force Service Cuts, RTA Official Warns
Marshall, Jon, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Jon Marshall Daily Herald Staff Writer
The Chicago area may need to reduce its bus and train service, one of the system's directors said Friday.
The future health of Pace, Metra and Chicago Transit Authority train and bus lines needs more than Band-Aid solutions, Regional Transportation Authority board member Donald L. Totten of Schaumburg said.
"No matter what we do, we seem to be losing the battle," Totten said at a Friday meeting of the RTA, which oversees the area's transit system. "I think we ought to start thinking about a different thrust."
Declining ridership, less than expected sales tax revenues and shrinking federal and state …
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Publication information: Article title: Falling Ridership May Force Service Cuts, RTA Official Warns. Contributors: Marshall, Jon - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: September 14, 1996. Page number: 5. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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