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Streetsblog: Metra board approves agreement with Cook County for a program that would include lower Metra fares.

(I'm creating a new topic for this because it has been discussed in several different threads already)

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4 hours ago, Pace831 said:

Streetsblog: Metra board approves agreement with Cook County for a program that would include lower Metra fares.

(I'm creating a new topic for this because it has been discussed in several different threads already)

Now the Cook County board has to approve it at their meeting in December. I assume it would take effect in January.

Lori Lightfoot will be steaming hot.  Will she try to block this with a legal maneuver or she get revenge on Preckwinkle' another way?

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I wonder if they've explored a timed transfer btwn not only the buses at HTC but between the ME as well. With the new reduced fares, might promote more usage on the ME and less pressure on 352/353

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8 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

I didn't know there was demand for more Pace service btwn Chicago Heights & Harvey/95th

The entire Halsted corridor has had high demand. It's just Harvey to 95th being the most important.

8 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

I wonder if they've explored a timed transfer btwn not only the buses at HTC but between the ME as well. With the new reduced fares, might promote more usage on the ME and less pressure on 352/353

From a planning standpoint, I don't see why not. But it would be pressure off 352 and 349, 353 doesn't serve any ME station outside of MAYBE 95th and Riverdale.

 

(Then again, if your end destination for either the above is north of 95th, there's plenty of justification for relieving pressure on all South routes)

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8 hours ago, MetroShadow said:

The entire Halsted corridor has had high demand. It's just Harvey to 95th being the most important.

From a planning standpoint, I don't see why not. But it would be pressure off 352 and 349, 353 doesn't serve any ME station outside of MAYBE 95th and Riverdale.

 

(Then again, if your end destination for either the above is north of 95th, there's plenty of justification for relieving pressure on all South routes)

Yeah, idk why i was thinking the 348/359 was a combined route and that's what I meant instead of 353 (even though that'd still be wrong)

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