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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

I want you to want commuter rail: Pritzker announces $275M award to Metra to restore Rockford-Chicago train service

Hopefully in four years Chicagoans will be able to say "Hello There" to a new way to get to Rockford car-free.

July 6, 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