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File #: 22-2323    Version: 1 Name: Fair Transit South Cook Report for January 2021 to January 2022
Type: Report Status: Filed
File created: 3/10/2022 In control: Transportation Committee
On agenda: 4/7/2022 Final action: 5/12/2022
Title: REPORT Department: Transportation and Highways Report Title: Fair Transit South Cook Report Period: January 2021 to January 2022 Action: Refer to Transportation Committee Summary: The Department of Transportation and Highways respectfully requests approval of the Report: Fair Transit, to be referred to the Transportation Committee for further discussion and a presentation. The Fair Transit South Cook is an innovative three-year pilot program that launched in January 2021 and is spearheaded by the Department. In partnership with Metra and Pace, the program reduced fares by approximately 50% on the Metra Electric (ME) and Rock Island (RI) lines as well as increasing service on Pace Route 352 Halsted by 25% and adding trains on the ME and RI. The Department has completed a first-year report for the program and would like to present on the findings at the Transportation Committee. A particular focus of the committee's discussion will be on the next phase of the pilot program...
Indexes: JENNIFER (SIS) KILLEN, Superintendent, Department of Transportation and Highways

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REPORT

 

Department:  Transportation and Highways 

 

Report Title:  Fair Transit South Cook 

 

Report Period:  January 2021 to January 2022

 

Action: Refer to Transportation Committee

 

Summary:  The Department of Transportation and Highways respectfully requests approval of the Report: Fair Transit, to be referred to the Transportation Committee for further discussion and a presentation. The Fair Transit South Cook is an innovative three-year pilot program that launched in January 2021 and is spearheaded by the Department. In partnership with Metra and Pace, the program reduced fares by approximately 50% on the Metra Electric (ME) and Rock Island (RI) lines as well as increasing service on Pace Route 352 Halsted by 25% and adding trains on the ME and RI. The Department has completed a first-year report for the program and would like to present on the findings at the Transportation Committee. A particular focus of the committee’s discussion will be on the next phase of the pilot program to implement seamless transfers across transit agencies. 

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