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.

Thank you Metra for more bikes on trains opportunities!

Metra released its 2011 schedule of blackout dates for the Bikes on Metra program and we are pleased that there are fewer dates blacked out than ever before.

Active Trans has been working with Metra since 2004 when the program first piloted and we applaud their efforts to continue to improve the program and also reduce blackouts.

For example, in 2006 there were 33 blackout days and in 2011 we will see just 16. Sincere thanks to Metra and their Bikes on Metra efforts.

PS: If you haven't taken Metra's survey How Can We Make Your Ride Better?, please do so and let them know bike! for question number four!