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Metra is letting kids ride for free all summer long

Written by
Nick Kotecki

Good news for kids and families in the 'burbs—Metra is letting kids ages 11 years old and younger ride for free this summer.

The initiative lasts from from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day and was announced by the commuter rail service on Tuesday. It's part of the "Family Fares" program and allows up to three kids to ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. 

Weekend passes sweeten the deal, offering unlimited rides on Saturdays and Sundays for just $8.

“A trip on Metra is a great opportunity to spend time together as a family without having to worry about traffic and parking,” said Metra's executive director and CEO Don Orseno. 

Be forewarned, though. Metra is operating on its Sunday and holiday schedule on Memorial Day.

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