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For the first time in its history, Metra will offer free rides for an entire weekend, Feb. 16-17, in an effort to boost weekend ridership and give its riders and area residents a pat on the back for coping with last week’s extreme cold.

“We survived the polar vortex – now let’s have some fun,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “There is a lot to do in Chicago and the suburbs and Metra can take you there. We’re hoping this weekend will convince people who have never ridden Metra or who haven’t ridden Metra in a while to become paid customers in the future.”
I guess I’m lucky, then. I’m in Chicago this weekend and I had planned to take Metra for the first time. So with $10 saved, I’m not complaining.