Saturday, May 07, 2005

Time for state senate to put bikes on Metra

Metra has stubbornly refused to allow bikes on the trqin during non-rush hour trips. Fed up, the state House passed a bill unanimously to require bikes on Metra. Representative Marlow Colvin introduced HB 467 but after it passed in February, Metra announced they would relent and the momentum for the bill fizzled. However, Metra never actually changed its policy and today with the weather warming up it Is still not permitted to put a bike on the train. The state Senate ought to pass the bill and not rely on Metra changing its policy on its own.

3 comments:

Amy Allen said...

So, it wasn't Nekritz's bill?

Dan Johnson-Weinberger said...

No, that was a separate bill. I'll talk about that in a moment.

Anonymous said...

Time for state senate to put BLACKS on Metra's priority list. I can't believe that they are still trying to shortchange the electric line.