Who Pays for the CTA?

Last week we showed you how your fare gets split into the different parts of the CTA budget. However, your $2.25 doesn’t pay for everything the CTA needs. In fact, fares pay for only about 40% of the $1.3 billion budget. So where does the money come from?

Well over half the money needed to keep the trains running and bus wheels turning comes from city, county, state, and federal sources. So while your fare pays for part of it, public funding is essential to helping us all get where we need to go!

For more information, see the CTA Finance & Budget website.

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