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Metra and Business

Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM
  • Metra is operating an alternate weekday schedule until further notice to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It is using its normal weekend schedules on lines that have weekend service.
  • The alternate weekday schedules, which can be viewed here, represent about half of Metra's normal weekday service but provide adequate service for those who still need to travel. There are changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which is operating its normal schedule. Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing. The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal.
  • Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.
Last Updated - 04/09/2020 - 10:35AM

Certification

Pursuant to the requirements of the federal regulation 49 CFR part 26, all recipients of US DOT financial assistance must implement a "one-stop" certification process for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). As a result of this requirement, five US DOT-funded agencies - the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), City of Chicago, CTA, Metra and Pace - have established the IL UCP.

The IL UCP is based on the concept of reciprocity among the agencies. "One-stop" shopping will be provided to applicants for the DBE program, such that an applicant need only to apply once for DBE certification, and the resulting decision will be honored by all participating agencies in the IL UCP.

As of April 1, 2020, because of the current situation in relation to COVID-19, Metra Office of Diversity and Business Enterprise is requesting that all correspondence regarding DBE certification, including the DBE Certification Application, No Change Affidavit, NAICS Code Expansion Request, Extension of Time Requests and supporting documents be emailed to amena@metrarr.com.

An acknowledgement email will be sent to confirm the receipt of your email. 

 

If you have already mailed any documentation to our office, please send an email to amena@metrarr.com.

 

If you have any question, you can reach our office at 312-322-7391.

Click here for the Initial DBE Certification Application

Click here for the Personal Net Worth Statement (must be submitted with the certification application)

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