CHICAGO -- The Metra board on Friday voted to approve its third rate hike in three years.
Fares will raise in 2017 by $11.75 for a monthly pass.
Metra's new budget called for a boost of about 6 percent.
Fares were already raised 2 percent earlier this year and 11 percent last year.
The additional revenue will pay for the modernization of the commuter rail system.