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Cook County Board of Commissioners Approves $35 Million Fair Transit Pilot Program

The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved $35 million for a pilot program designed to enhance transit in south Cook and northern Will Counties. The County is partnering with Metra and Pace to launch Fair Transit South Cook to help make transit more affordable and convenient for residents in the Southland.

As part of Fair Transit, Metra will reduce fares by up to 50 percent on the Metra Electric and Rock Island lines. Pace is expanding and extending hours of service on their 352 Halsted route, which goes through Homewood. 

The pilot is scheduled . . .

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