Be prepared to pay more for many of the Chicago Transit Authority passes on Monday.
A price hike for monthly, weekly, three-day and Metra Link-Up passed by the CTA last month goes in to effect this week, starting Monday.
The price for monthly CTA passes will increase from $86 to $100. Weekly passes increase to $28 from $23. Three-day passes are going from $14 to $20, and one-day passes will nearly double, from $5.75 to $10.
The Metra "Link-up" Pass is going up $10, to $55, and the reduced-fare for seniors will rise to $1 from 85 cents (low-income seniors will continue to ride at no cost).
But prices are not going up for everyone.
Parents with children who ride the CTA to school will get a small break. Elementary and High School students between the ages of 7 and 20 can ride for a reduced fare of 75 cents during school days .
There's also a temporary reprieve for Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus riders who take the Blue Line from O'Hare International Airport, though. A proposal called for raising the $2.25 fare for those who depart from the airport to $5. O'Hare employees balked at that, and the board did an about face.
However, tourists will still pay the $5 fare for a one way trip from O'Hare into the city.