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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A northbound Union Pacific North Line train leaves Davis Street station in downtown Evanston on Thursday.

A week after ticketing meltdown, Metra still faces issues on Ventra app

February 8, 2024

Metra continues to grapple with a trouble-laden Ventra app after a ticketing meltdown last week flummoxed riders on the same day the regional rail system unveiled a new fare structure. The simplified...

A northbound Metra train on the Union Pacific North Line pulls into Davis Street station in Evanston on Tuesday. The agency’s new fare structure will take effect Feb. 1.

Evanston Metra riders may see lower fares starting in February

January 3, 2024

A one-way ticket on Metra’s double-decker commuter trains from downtown Evanston to Chicago costs $5.50 – more than double the cost for riding the Chicago Transit Authority “L” train the same distance. Starting...

Howard-bound Purple Line gray “L” train is approaching Dempster station platform.

University-backed transportation options make Chicago commuting more accessible, students say

June 12, 2023

Karen Rodriguez, a junior at the University of Chicago, took the CTA Orange Line daily to her high school in the South Loop. Now, thanks to her Ventra U-Pass, she said she can continue to ride the train...

An illustration of a bus, a CTA train, and the Metra train.

Your guide to public transit on campus, in Evanston and around Chicago

August 12, 2022

The abundance of public transportation in Evanston and Chicago will help you move quickly around campus and head downtown to explore the U.S.’s third largest city. But with seemingly endless transit...

Layers of public transit, such as a bus, a train and a plane against a purple background

Navigating public transit on campus, in Evanston and around the windy city

August 15, 2021

It’s no doubt the campus shuttles and public transportation options you’ll encounter in Evanston will help you navigate campus, Evanston and downtown Chicago — you don’t have to worry about parking...

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