Metra considers charging more during peak travel times

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CHICAGO – Metra is considering charging different rates to passengers that travel during peak travel times, CBS News reports.

Currently, fares are based on the distance a passenger travels but spokesman Michael Gillis says the commuter railroad is looking at possibly charging based on the time someone travels, much like how ride-sharing services charge more during popular travel periods, such as rush hour.

“We’re just brainstorming ideas for how we might do things a little bit differently,” Gillis says. He adds that it is too early to say if or when the new fare system might be put in place.

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