Though gas prices may be going down, rush hour traffic into and out of Chicago isn't getting any lighter. However, Metra may have a solution for some commuters through the fall and into the holiday season.
According to a press release, Metra will continue to offer a $100 summer unlimited monthly pass deal through the end of the year, instead of just through September as originally planned. The "Super Saver" pilot program, which launched in July, was set to only run for three months, Metra says. The extension, according to Metra Executive Director and CEO Jim Derwinski, is due to pass popularity.
The flat-rate, $100 "Super Saver" passes are good for unlimited monthly rides, and come with no zone restrictions -- whether you commute from Ravenswood on the North Side, a few miles north of downtown, or from the Big Timber Station on the Milwaukee West Line in Northwest Suburban Elgin.
According to Metra, discounted rates of $70 are available for seniors, students, and customers in South Suburban Cook County.
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Metra told NBC 5 this summer that the busiest days on the system are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Pass sales run through December 31, 2022 can be purchased online, from any ticket agent, or on the Ventra app.