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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

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

Local	  Federal	   Total
$179,000 	  $179,000   $358,000        
Program:Job Access Reverse Commute / New Freedom / Section 5310
Program Year:2007
Project Type:Operating
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
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Metra Rail Lines:Union Pacific North Line
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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 Bob Dold, 5 Mike Quigley, 9 Jan Schakowsky
Illinois 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
Illinois House Districts:10 Pamela Reaves-Harris, 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, 2 Brian Hopkins, 32 Scott Waguespack, 40 Patrick J. O'Connor, 47 Ameya Pawar, 48 Harry Osterman, 49 Joseph A. Moore, 50 Debra Silverstein
Councils of Mayors:Chicago, Lake, North Shore
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