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Roughly every three days, one person biking or walking is killed by someone driving a car in the Chicago region.

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.