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12/20/2019



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Metra solicits public input on new rail-car design


Metra has created a survey to gauge which rail car amenities are most desire by its riders.
Photo – Metra Facebook

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Metra is seeking suggestions from riders on which amenities the Chicago commuter-rail service should include in its new rail cars. 

Earlier this year, Metra issued a request for proposals for at least 200 new cars with options for 300 more. As the agency negotiates with manufacturers, it will look for rail-car designs that increase capacity and optimize passenger amenities such as lighting, seat features, information screens and USB chargers, Metra officials said in a press release.

To gauge which amenities are most desired by its riders, Metra has created a survey at metrarail.com to gather input on preferred designs. The survey closes in mid-January.

Metra expects to commit nearly $1.2 billion over the next five years toward rail-car and locomotive purchases and rehabilitation work.

 



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