COMMUTER INFORMATION

Visit the links below to assist in your daily commute.

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. www.amtrak.com

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) provides bus and ‘L’ service in Chicago and nearby suburbs. Their web site provides routes, schedules, fares and connections as well as information on Ventra Cards. www.transitchicago.com

Metra is one of the nation’s premier commuter rail systems. Their web site provides information on fares, schedules, stations, connecting services and tickets. Take Metra commuter trains to access Shuttle Bug service and avoid winter driving hassles. With about a 98% on-time performance rating, Metra provides a reliable, safe, and economical alternative to driving. Get service updates via email and buy your ticket online with a credit card. www.metrarail.com

Pace Suburban Bus provides route, schedule and fare information on suburban bus service. Information is also available for all of the Shuttle Bug routes that provide connecting service between Metra stations and area employers. Bus Tracker can provide commuters real time travel information on buses. www.pacebus.com and www.pacerideshare.com

Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provides a commuter trip planner to provide commuters with information on which buses or trains to take. www.rtachicago.com

Ventra, is a convenient new payment system for the CTA and Pace. Customers can easily manage their accounts online. www.ventrachicago.com

 

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COMMUTER NEWS:

METRA AND PACE FARE INCREASES AND SERVICE CHANGES FOR 2018

On November 10, 2017, Metra’s Board voted to make service changes.  A summary is listed below. Additional information can be found at Metra’s website, www.metrarail.com.

Metra approved a combination of fare increases and cuts in expenses, including cutting a small number of trains, to close the budget gap. Fare increases will start Feb. 1, 2018.

  • The price of One-Way Tickets will increase by 25 cents in all zones (a 2.3 percent to 6.7 percent increase). Customers who ride Metra 30 times a year would pay an additional $7.50.
  • The price of...

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