Metra commuters have a lot to be excited about this upcoming year.
According to Stations and Parking Manager Glen Peters, Metra will be presenting their board with an approximately $4 million bid contract to completely rebuild the Flossmoor Metra station. This includes the platform, shelter, stairs and canopy, according to Peters. Peters said they hope to have the new station completed by 2013.
As for , the future isn’t quite so bright. Peters said the ball is rolling on an attempt to rehab the ailing Homewood station, but they haven’t gotten far.
“We’re aware of the issue, we’re aware of the problem,” Peters said. “Now, we’re trying to get funding for Homewood.”
This is just the infancy of results, though. Put simply; don’t expect to see any major improvements on the Homewood Metra station any time soon.