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Metra's reverse-commute service exceeding first-year goal

Rail| March 4, 2020

While there have been some fluctuations in ridership during the first months of the test, the overall trend is very positive.

Report makes recommendations for more equitable transit system

Management & Operations| November 26, 2019

Creating a reduced fare program is one of the suggestions by Chicago-based nonprofit Active Transportation Alliance.

Security and Safety | November 11, 2019

Metra approves $15M onboard surveillance camera contract

The contract was awarded to Railhead Corporation of Burr Ridge, Ill.

Rail| October 9, 2019

Metra's proposed 2020 budget includes $480M in capital spending

Funding will make major investments in locomotives and railcars, stations, bridges, and yards.

Rail| September 11, 2019

Metra will hold fares steady, budget $2.6B for capital improvements

As it does every year, the agency searched for ways to control or reduce its operating costs to head off the need for a fare increase.

Mobility| August 7, 2019

Via expands Chicago service citywide

The company will supplement the existing transit by providing first- and last-mile connection for riders to-and-from all CTA and Metra stations.

Rail| July 30, 2019

Metra, Chicago State U. to build new station on South Side of city

The project demonstrates a commitment by both institutions to provide safe and accessible transportation options and stimulate economic growth on the far southeast side of Chicago.

Rail| April 18, 2019

Metra adds state funding for 2 new rail stations

The two stations have been planned for years, however, funding was first held up in the state’s budget woes and then cut in 2017.

Security and Safety | April 15, 2019

Metra launches 'COPS' safety mobile app

The app automatically disables the user’s smartphone flash to ensure discretion, and reports can be made anonymously.

Mobility| April 10, 2019

Partnership to bring last-mile connectivity to Metra services

Tenants of an office complex will be provided a monthly Lyft pass, allowing free rides between the complex and four rail stations.

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