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Cook County starts pilot project to improve transit accessibility in South Suburbs

October 17, 2020 - 13:12
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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Thursday, Oct. 15, that county officials are advancing plans to improve transit service and provide lower Metra fares for Chicago’s south side and south suburban Cook County residents.

Fair Transit South Cook, a three-year pilot project, aims to increase use of transit for these residents and essential workers by providing lower fares on Metra and new service options on Pace. 

Metra train station redesign approved by Homewood Appearance Commission 

August 23, 2020 - 13:41
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An artist's rendering shows the plans for renovating the tunnel commuters use to get to the boarding platforms at Homewood train station. (Provided image)

Metra's design for the renovation of the Homewood train station was approved by the Homewood Appearance Commission at its Aug. 6 meeting. 

The commission also approved designs for a new facade at Walmart and signage at the future site of Aspen Dental.

Metra taking extra safety precautions during pandemic

April 14, 2020 - 16:53
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Metra says it is taking extra steps to ensure the safety of its staff and riders as the COVID-19 pandemic response continues.

Spokeswoman Meg Thomas-Reile said one car on every train is reserved for crew only, in an effort to limit exposure between passengers and Metra staff. Conductors continue assisting passengers to board and disembark at train stops.

Coping with COVID: March 23

March 23, 2020 - 17:21
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Local musicians help H-F stay connected. The Chronicle starts a list for local businesses to post their solutions to operating under the state's stay-home order. Metra is helping healthcare workers. WHO recommends a shift from "social distancing" to "physical distancing" (because socializing is still important).  

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