Tag: Metra

Metra To Launch New Round-Trip Ticket, Will End Online Ticketing Program

Friday, May 11, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A Metra train in Chicago. | Photo courtesy of Metrarail.com.

Metra announced today it will introduce the “Round Trip Plus” pass in late summer, which will offer unlimited rides for 24 hours for the same price as a round-trip ticket. Customers will be able to purchase these tickets through the Ventra mobile application.

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1st Ave. Railroad Crossing To Close 8 Weeks For Construction Starting April 16

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The First Avenue railroad crossing in Maywood will be closed for eight weeks, depending on weather, starting April 16, so that workers can install a third rail line and perform utility and grading work, according to a March 23 statement by released by Union Pacific.

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Maywood Mayor Wants Donuts, Coffee Served Inside Metra Station

Thursday, March 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon and Metra Executive Director Don Orsino after a grand opening for the new Metra station last summer. | File 

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins said that she’d like to see a vendor serving coffee and donuts to commuters inside of the village’s new Metra train depot, at the corner of Main St. and 5th Ave. in Maywood.

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Maywood Embarks On $65K Upgrade Of Metra Station Area Plan

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A screenshot of the 2004 Transit Oriented Development plan, which RTA and Maywood officials will update starting this year. 

Last month, the Maywood Board of Trustees authorized a technical assistance agreement with the Regional Transportation Authority, which will start the process of updating a 13-year-old Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan for the area within walking distance of the Maywood Metra Station, located on 5th Ave. and Main St.

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Maywood Wins RTA Funds to Explore Enhancing Area Near Metra Station

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A conceptual drawing of a downtown development in Maywood included in the 2004 RTA station area plan. | RTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently announced that Maywood is one of nine municipalities that will receive funding and technical assistance for projects that support local transit, help reduce congestion and improve air quality.

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Metra to Hike Fares … Again

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Commuters boarding a Metra train at the Maywood Metra station. | Spooner Baumann/Spooner Photography 

According to historic ridership trends, anywhere from 300 to 400 area commuters board and deboard trains at Metra stations in Bellwood (~150), Maywood (~80)  and Melrose Park (~100), located along the Union Pacific West line.

Many of those commuters rely on the trains to get to and from their jobs in Chicago’s Loop and their trips could get more expensive if Metra raises fares for a fourth straight year as planned.

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RTA Seeking Public Comments for Updated Maywood Station Area Plan

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A conceptual drawing of a downtown development in Maywood included in the 2004 RTA station area plan. | RTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently announced the start of a public comment period for nine proposed program projects, including one in Maywood. The public comment period is open until Sept. 30.

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