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Active Transportation Alliance launches petition to counter Lightfoot’s opposition to South Side Met

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a win for sustainable transportation last week by passing a new fairer ride-hail tax structure that will help unclog downtown streets and fund better bus service. But when it comes to the proposal to increase service and lower fares on South Side Metra routes, she’s still on the wrong side of the issue. On Dec. 3  the Active Transportation Alliance launched a new petition drive to counter the mayor’s opposition. “Many parts of Chicago’s South Side and South Suburbs lack access to fast, frequent public transit service,” the petition notes. “Far too many Southland neighborhoods suffer from decades of disinvestment resulting from structural racism and discrimination. But better service and lower fares on Metra trains could be a big step forward.” Click here to read John Greenfield’s post in STREETSBLOG Chicago.  Click here to sign the petition for affordable, frequent Metra service.

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