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Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Bikes on Metra featured in "Source Code"

I went to see the movie Source Code over the weekend. It's set in Chicago, mostly on a Metra train.

Set designers, of course, reconfigured the interior of the train a bit. I was intrigued to see that they had found a way to squeeze in dedicated spots for bikes with some nifty vertical racks. (There was also an on-board Dunkin Donuts.) I don't believe any racks like this exists on any actual Metra trains.

One of the passengers who Jake Gyllenhaal interacts with also had his bike helmet with him. I couldn't help but wonder how this movie might have been different if Active Trans had never advocated for getting bikes on Metra.