Metra today announced that it will recognize Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 27 by waiving the fares for young people 18 and under who are accompanied by an adult. Every adult who purchases a ticket can bring up to three children for free.
“Metra has been celebrating Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day for several years, and we hope to make it easier for our customers to do the same by offering free rides for their children,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno. “This day provides a unique opportunity for boys and girls to be exposed to what their parents do during the workday, and we know that for many of our riders, commuting with Metra is a part of that.”
The theme of this year’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is “Count On Me.” Children are encouraged to learn about becoming a part of a workplace team, accepting responsibilities, and working together. Parents can tag their social media posts with #COUNTONME to show their support for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. For more information on this event, parents can visit daughtersandsonstowork.org.