Did You Know?

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

Want to learn more about the Metra Electric pilot project?

The Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric is hosting a community meeting to discuss the South Cook Fair Transit Pilot Project, which would reduce fares and boost service on a couple of Southland Metra lines.

The pilot project will allow Metra to lower tickets prices to CTA-levels on the Electric and Rock Island lines and it would offer low cost transfers between the Metra Electric and Rock Island, CTA, and Pace.

Additionally, the pilot project would cover any lost revenue by CTA and Metra due to these changes for three years.

Want to learn more about the project by speaking with community leaders and elected officials about Metra service in the Southland.

Where: St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 211 E. 115th Street
When: Thursday, February 13 at 6 p.m.

Also, organizers are looking for people who ride Metra in the Southland who are interested in speaking to the benefits of lowering fares and increasing frequency on the Metra Electric and Rock Island lines. If you have a story to share, email Lynda at

Can’t make it to the meeting? Take action here to let your elected official know you support the pilot.


On March 5, Active Trans will be honoring the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric for its ambitious efforts to improve people’s lives on Chicago’s South Side. The award will be presented at our annual Awards Reception held at the tech incubator, 1871.