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Access Pilot Program kicks off tomorrow, expanding Metra’s reduced fares to include low-income riders who aren’t elderly or disabled

The initiative starts will run through July 31, 2025, thanks to the combined efforts of the Regional Transportation Authority, Metra, and Cook County.

February 1, 2024

What does Metra’s permanent “bikes on all trains” policy, starting Thursday, mean for you?

The commuter railroad will also add more space for bicycle parking by installing bike racks on 50 train cars, for starters.

January 31, 2024

“We’re all equally in danger”: Ride Illinois launches statewide bike fatality awareness campaign

The statewide bicycle advocacy organization recently announced its “Our Response to Fatal Crashes” campaign, an effort to raise awareness of the traffic violence crisis across Illinois.

January 30, 2024

Out Our Front Door’s Bike Camping for Everyone! program empowers people with special needs

The Chicagoland bike touring nonprofit has expanded its mission to include camping trips that are accessible to people with disabilities.

January 30, 2024

Streetsblog gets a sneak peek at Pace’s west suburban Pulse Cermak Arterial Bus Rapid Transit corridor

Pace Suburban Bus is working with a group of western suburbs along or near Cermak Road to refine the details, and we got a look at those plans.

January 26, 2024

Neighbors applaud plans for bike-ped upgrades at open house for plaza and streetscape upgrades near Western Brown Line stop

"It will make it safer for the kids to walk and bike to school or for recreation," said an attendee. "So, it’s really for them. For the future."

January 25, 2024

No dice! Transportation advocates push back against plans for widening Chicago Avenue at future Bally’s Casino site

ATA and other advocates criticized plans to improve bus and bike access as half-measures, while saying a wider Chicago Avenue bridge would induce driving without helping sustainable modes.

January 24, 2024

Pace debuts its first-ever fully electric bus

Pace Suburban Bus' very first fully electric bus debuted on its South Side / Southwest suburban Route 381 last Friday.

January 24, 2024

After neighbors reject another TOD in Andersonville, it’s time for citywide solutions to our housing shortage 

Plus, discussion of potential funding for protected lanes on Damen in the 40th Ward, where a driver killed ceramicist Don Heggemann, 59, on his bike in October

January 23, 2024