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Decades of research shows that expanding roads doesn’t provide lasting congestion relief. More lanes means more traffic.

Credit Cards on Metra

Yesterday, Metra announced it will accept credit cards for ticket purchases starting next year. Credit cards will be accepted at all staffed ticket counters. Metra now becomes the last of the nation's ten largest commuter rail agencies to accept credit cards. 

Metra's action was prompted by SB 577, a bill introduced by Sen. Michael Bond (D-Grayslake) and Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Evanston) that would have required this action. SB 577 unanimously passed the Senate and was scheduled for a House vote. 

Don't forget bikes ride free (but you still pay) on Metra on all non-peak trains. You can explore more than 200 communities using Metra. 

As part of it's recently adopted new strategic plan for transit, Active Transportation Alliance is advocating for the adoption of a universal fare card. This is the next step to creating a seamless travel experience across the metropolitan region.