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