CTA President Ron Huberman today said that rush hour express service to the Loop on the Purple Line through Evanston would be eliminated as part of his plan to balance the transit agency’s budget if state funding isn’t increased.

Mr. Huberman said existing local service on the Purple Line would be maintained, but that all service on the Yellow Line from Howard Street to Skokie would be eliminated.

Ironically, city officials are holding a meeting this evening at 7 p.m. at the Levy Center to discuss the possible addition of a Yellow Line stop in Evanston.

The service cuts are part of a plan to save $100 million which also proposes raising rail fares to $3.25 at rush hour and $2.50 during off peak hours.

The plan requires approval of the CTA board.

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CTA press release

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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