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Proposed 2022 budget includes new day pass, no fare increase

Metra on Oct. 13 unveiled a proposed $900 million operating budget for 2022L that makes conservative assumptions about ridership growth but funds the restoration of service to pre-pandemic levels.

To incentivize short trips and attract more customers, the agency is proposing to test a new $6 Day Pass that will be valid for unlimited rides within three zones for a full day. There is no proposed fare increase.

The board also approved a nearly $263 million Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access.

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