in chicago, random

Metra Rail Accepts Credit Cards Online… Finally

For those in the metropolitan area of Chicago, you probrably have riden the Metra Rail system at some time in your life.  Well, you would imagine that could buy your tickets online and print them from home right?  Nope.  Well, not until today at least.  Metra surprised the media yesterday by announcing their new $3 milliion web redesign.  Now accepting credit cards, buying tickets is easier than ever for the train.

Metra Rail is making it easier for students

I just bought a monthly pass with my Mastercard because I go to DePaul University in Chicago.  It worked very well I guess; Credit card processors can only be so exciting.  But anyways, I thought this was worth a note because of how much money Metra put into this redevelopment.  About $3 million as I mentioned before.  And it took 3 years.  Kind of gives you a “guage” of what you pay for in the web development market.

See you on the train.

Metra Rail