Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:12
Starting Thursday, Chicagoland transit riders can download a mobile app to reload their transit cards, buy Metra mobile tickets and track nearby buses and trains.
The free Ventra app available on Apple and Android devices will make it easier for CTA and Pace riders to manage their Ventra accounts, but the biggest benefit is to Metra riders who are no longer required to purchase paper tickets.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:03
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 16:49
People who have been daydreaming about toting their bicycles on the South Shore Line will soon see their dreams come true thanks to advocacy efforts by Active Trans and other grassroots voices.
After years of pressure from Active Trans, the Save the Dunes Council and the National Parks Conservation Association, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) — the agency that operates the train line — announced it will launch a bikes-on-trains pilot program on weekends during spring 2016.
Submitted by Jean Khut on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:30
On July 31, the Northern Indiana Commuter Rail District (NICTD) will be holding a board meeting to discuss how bikes can be allowed on the South Shore Line trains in the near future -- and hopefully the board will have an updated proposal.
A team of NICTD consultants recently released a proposed plan to allow bikes on the South Shore Line trains.