Metra Sunrise Express

Project Description

The Sunrise Express is an early morning reverse commute train operating on the Metra UP North Line from Chicago to Waukegan. The service enables reverse commuters to meet 7AM work start times of north suburban employers. Other benefits include a viable suburb-to-suburb option for commuters living north of Chicago and an additional inbound train.

Funding History

2007
Local	  Federal	   Total
$250,000 	 $250,000 	   $500,000       

2008
Local	  Federal	   Total
$179,000 	  $179,000   $358,000        

Status
Status:

Implemented

Program:

Job Access Reverse Commute / New Freedom / Section 5310

Program Year:

2007

Project Type:

Operating

Grantee:

Metra

Current Activities:

Metra implemented the project April 2, 2007. JARC funding for this project was exhausted in October 2011. In its last year of funding the project averaged 8,121 trips per month. Metra continues to provide the service with its own funds.

Information Updated:

September 2014


Funding
RTA:

$0

Local:

$429,000

Federal:

$429,000

Total:

$858,000


Study Documents
none

Related Transit Assets
Metra Rail Lines:Union Pacific North Line

Related Jurisdictions
Counties:

Cook, Lake

Municipalities:

Beach Park, Chicago, Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, North Chicago, Waukegan, Wilmette, Winnetka, Winthrop Harbor, Zion

US Congressional Districts:

10 Brad Schneider , 5 Mike Quigley, 9 Jan Schakowsky

IL Senate Districts:

29 Julie Morrison, 30 Terry Link, 31 Melinda Bush, 5 Patricia Van Pelt Watkins, 6 John Cullerton, 7 Heather Steans, 8 Ira Silverstein, 9 Daniel Biss

IL House Districts:

10 Derrick Smith, 11 Ann Williams, 13 Gregory Harris, 14 Kelly Cassidy, 16 Lou Lang, 17 Laura Fine, 18 Robyn Gabel, 58 Scott Drury, 60 Rita Mayfield, 61 Sheri Jesiel

County Board Districts:

Cook 10, Cook 12, Cook 13, Lake 11, Lake 12, Lake 13, Lake 14, Lake 2, Lake 4, Lake 8, Lake 9

Chicago Wards:

1 Joe Moreno, 32 Scott Waguespack, 40 Patrick J. O'Connor, 43 Michele Smith, 44 Thomas M. Tunney, 47 Ameya Pawar, 49 Joe Moore, 50 Debra Silverstein

Councils of Mayors:

Chicago, Lake, North Shore

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