Did You Know?

Although people of color make up about one third of the population, they make up 46.1 percent of pedestrian deaths.

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.