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A Metra train sits on a platform waiting for passengers to board in January 2024.

A Metra train sits on a platform waiting for passengers to board in January 2024.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere

A Metra train sits on a platform waiting for passengers to board in January 2024.

A Metra train sits on a platform waiting for passengers to board in January 2024.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere

Watchdog group warns of ‘fast-approaching’ crisis for CTA, PACE, Metra

Those groups face a possible $730 million deficit as soon as 2026.

A Metra train sits on a platform waiting for passengers to board in January 2024.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere

   

The watchdog group The Civic Federation’s latest report digs into Governor JB Pritzker’s budget proposal – including $800 million in tax changes that could help close the state’s budget deficit. The group also warns of a financial crisis coming for the CTA, Metra and Pace. Reset learns more about the impact this could have on residents, and Chicago-area transit.

GUEST: Joe Ferguson, president of the Civic Federation

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