Commuting could get more costly in Chicago and its suburbs.
Officials from the agency said a deteriorating infrastructure and the state's failure to make good on a $300 million debt have forced their hand.
The CTA will have to cut 70 positions and trim the budget by $50 million. That means likely scrapping projects such as the planned Red Line extension into the south suburbs.
Metra is in a similar position and may have to scrap some service and expansion improvements, the RTA said.
CTA, Metra and Pace -- who decide their own budgets -- will need to balance their budgets this year with about $150 million in federal funds that were intended for maintaining equipment, officials said.
The CTA has a deal with the state not to increase fares.
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