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Taking the Pulse of Pace’s new Evanston-to-O’Hare Dempster “Arterial Rapid Transit” bus

It's now possible to travel between Northwestern University and the airport with far fewer stops and transit signal priority, but for starters it's only on Sundays.

August 14, 2023

Metra riders learn the nitty-gritty about proposed fare changes at Loop outreach events

Many trips that don't involve downtown stops will get cheaper, but some passes may be eliminated, and the Cook County Fair Transit pilot may expire.

August 8, 2023

Metra Board of Directors officially signs off on planning Rockford service via Memorandum of Understanding with IDOT

While the schedule stills need to be finalized, the MOU does say the service will have “two departures between 6 to 8 a.m. and two departures between 5 to 7 p.m.”

July 21, 2023

New passenger rail service to Rockford could require a regular state subsidy, may include a stop in downtown Elgin

Metra and Illinois Department of Transportation officials provide more information about exactly how the new system will work.

July 10, 2023

Metra proposes switching from 10 fare zones to 4, raising monthly pass prices, getting rid of 10-ride tickets

Metra is proposing to significantly overhaul its fare structure next year, reducing the number of fare zones from ten to four, and creating a flat fare for trips outside the Loop.

June 23, 2023

Franklin Park gets federal funding to figure out a way to reduce rail crossing congestion

Franklin Park is looking into closing some railroad crossings and building an underpass to reduce conflicts between train and car traffic in the middle of the village.

June 16, 2023