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$2.75 CTA O'Hare Surcharge Goes Into Effect Monday

By Amy Cavanaugh in News on Jun 30, 2013 3:00PM

Get ready to pay a little more if you plan to take the CTA home from O'Hare—starting tomorrow, a $2.75 fee will be added to each ride from the O'Hare Blue Line station into the city, making the total fare $5.

The fee was approved earlier this year, but the CTA needed to figure out how to exempt people who work on the O'Hare property, so the fee was on hold until now. There are two ways to avoid the fee: Chicago Card customers can purchase unlimited ride passes for 1, 3, 7, or 30 days, while Chicago Card Plus customers can purchase 30-day unlimited passes.