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

October 17, 2020 - 13:12

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. 

South side of Calumet station to close Monday for renovation

June 10, 2017 - 10:16

Metra announced on Monday that beginning 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, the south entrance and southern half of the Calumet platform will be out of service for about six months to complete a station renovation project.

The north end of the station, which has been closed since Aug. 30, 2016, for renovation, will re-open Monday to provide access to the service portion of the platform. 

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