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Metra board approves pact with Cook County to improve transit in South Cook

The Metra Board of Directors announced on Nov. 13 approval of a Cook County initiative to improve transit service on the South Side of Chicago and in the South Suburbs, starting with a 50 percent reduction in fares on the Metra Electric and Rock Island lines in January.

The Board approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Cook County to launch Fair Transit South Cook, a three-year pilot project to boost public transportation in a region that is more transit-dependent and economically disadvantaged than other parts of the county. 

The pilot project, a priority of . . .

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