CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — The cost of riding the South Shore commuter railway in northern Indiana is going up in two weeks.
The Chesterton Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/ywFYt1 ) that the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's board of directors voted unanimously to raise fares 5 percent starting Feb. 15. The rate hike will generate about $800,000 in new revenue a year.
The fare increase raises the cost of a one-way trip from South Bend to downtown Chicago by 60 cents to $11.75.
The board also voted to change its policy for active-duty military personnel, voting to charge them half-fare instead of letting them ride for free as they had in the past.
Information from: Chesterton Tribune, http://www.chestertontribune.com