All types of CTA passes will go up in price Monday, and many regular riders will be doing the math to determine whether the pay-as-you-go fare or an unlimited-ride pass offers the better deal.
The increases in the one-day, three-day, seven-day and 30-day passes are expected to generate an additional $56 million a year for the transit agency, officials said.
But the price hikes, which CTA officials insist on calling reductions in the pass discount compared to the regular full base fare, are also projected to contribute to no growth in overall CTA ridership this year, the Regional Transportation Authority said.
CTA ridership has increased by more than 5 percent over the past 20 months, according to CTA records. Its most recent fare increase was in 2009.