The price of the 10-ride ticket is no longer discounted.
Metra riders are no longer getting a discount for purchasing a 10-ride fare. The Metra Board of Directors voted last month to change the cost of the once discounted 10-ride pass to be equivalent to the price of 10 one-way fares. The change was made to help fund capital improvement projects, the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate reports. The policy went into effect Feb 1. Morton Grove Metra Station commuters will now pay $42.50 for a 10-ride pass, or $4.50 for a one-way ticket. Monthly passes are $121 and weekend tickets are $7. Ten-ride tickets purchased between Nov. 17 and Jan. 31 are valid through Feb. 28. What do you think about the Metra fare increase? Will you take Metra less?
Metra unveils cell phone-free zones for riders looking for a more peaceful commute. Local Metra riders hope to see the addition in Morton Grove.
Metra recently announced a pilot program to test "quiet cars" after rider response showed that noisy passengers were disturbing the daily commute. Some Morton Grove riders said they look forward to the silent sojourn. Metra's Rock Island line, which runs from Chicago to Joliet, will test two "quiet cars" per train car, set to begin in January. No cell phones, blaring music players or loud conversations will be allowed on the designated cars during the three-month testing period. In October, officials asked riders if they identify a need for "quiet cars" in a month-long request for comments. Of the nearly 1,000 responses, 86 percent spoke up in favor of them, according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile. "We want to provide this for people," …