Did You Know?
While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.
Credit for Metra
Yesterday, SB 577 passed the Senate Telecommunications and Technology Committee. This bill, sponsored by Senator Michael Bond (D-Grayslake) will require Metra to accept credit cards (as already done by most other commuter railroads, CTA and Pace).
Also today, the Chicago Tribune reported that Rep. Julie Hamos (D-Evanston) is starting a new campaign to force Metra/Pace/CTA to create a universal fare card.
Check back at this blog or read your next issue of ModeShift for more information on the Active Transportation Alliance strategic plan for transit.
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