State Budget Plan Includes Aid for CTA

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The plan would move a program to provide transportation services for disabled people. Taking that responsibility away from the CTA would save $52 million.

The governor's budget office says the suburban PACE transportation program would take over services for the disabled. PACE might get additional funds from the state and federal government.

The CTA has threatened to slash its bus and train service unless it gets millions of dollars from the state.

In an unusual move, Democratic leaders say they want assurances that the CTA won't raise fares or cut services after getting state help.

The $53 billion budget proposal would also include $10 million for downstate transit programs.