Public pushing for bike/walk/transit improvements in Cook County transportation plan

Public pushing for bike/walk/transit improvements in Cook County transportation plan

For decades transportation planning in Cook County has focused largely on moving cars as quickly as possible through our streets, but it looks like that approach may be changing at last.

Metra’s ten-year plan for fare increases: A gutsy decision

Metra’s ten-year plan for fare increases: A gutsy decision

In its proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Program and Budget, Metra announced it's prepared, if necessary, to implement a ten-year plan for regular fare increases to fund not only its day-to-day operations,

Underfunded Metra forced to raise fares to replace aging fleet

Underfunded Metra forced to raise fares to replace aging fleet

Last week, Metra unveiled its rail line improvement plans for the next ten years – and it’s not going to be cheap.

Metra changes bike policy to increase access

Metra changes bike policy to increase access

After hearing from a growing number of bicyclists who ride Metra, Metra leadership took positive steps to better accommodate bicyclists today with changes to its bikes on trains policy.

New report calls region’s transit system “dysfunctional” and “depressing”

New report calls region’s transit system “dysfunctional” and “depressing”

A new report highlights the lack of connectivity in our regional transit system and demonstrates the need for increased investment to avoid falling further behind our peer cities throughout the wor

More people are riding transit! But are they doing it in Chicagoland?

More people are riding transit! But are they doing it in Chicagoland?

This week the American Public Transportation Association released a report showing that nationwide, tran

Metra: We’re not gonna take it anymore!

Metra: We’re not gonna take it anymore!

Here at Active Trans, we’re keeping the pressure

Time to bring Metra into the 21st century

Time to bring Metra into the 21st century

What do air conditioning, Scotch tape and some of Metra’s mos

Metra riders: we hear you and Metra leadership and state legislators should too

Metra riders: we hear you and Metra leadership and state legislators should too

Recently, we at Active Trans asked our members to share with us a few of their recent experiences with Metra as 2014 kicked off.

Metra: We need a lot more money, but happy to share with the Illiana Expressway

Metra: We need a lot more money, but happy to share with the Illiana Expressway

Metra Interim Executive Director Don Orseno was remarkably contradictory in recent weeks about the transit agency’s priorities.

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