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Metra unveils proposed 2023 budget, announces public hearing schedule

Metra released its proposed a 2023 operating budget of $980 million on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The plan includes various options for discounting the cost of a monthly pass from pre-pandemic pricing and other fare changes. The agency also detailed how it plans to spend more than half a billion dollars in new capital funding.

Metra's new budget plan includes various options for discounting the cost of a monthly pass from pre-pandemic pricing. (File photo)

Under one proposal, the price of a full fare monthly pass would equal 16 one-way fares, a reduction from . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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