CTA promises not to raise fares in 2016, but needs help from state

The Chicago Transit Authority is promising not to raise fares, but says they need some help from the state of Illinois.

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The Chicago Transit Authority is promising not to raise fares, but says they need some help from the state of Illinois. 

The CTA has unveiled a $1.47 billion budget for 2016 which includes adding two new rush-hour express routes.

But a lot of it depends on state funding, which is still tied up due to Springfield's inability to agree to a budget. The state still owes the CTA $221 million for 2015

Illinois has been operating without a budget since July 1. 

Click play above for more on this story from FOX 32's Lisa Chavarria. 

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