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COMMUTER PERKS

TRANSIT BENEFIT PROGRAMS

Did you know you may be able to save up to 40% or more on your commuting costs?  Your employer may participate in the RTA Transit Benefit Program, WageWorks, or Wired Commute, to name just a few.

Through Transit Benefit Programs, you can have your commuting funds deducted from your pay check. As a result, your commuting costs are no longer counted as part of your income, and you don’t have to pay taxes on them, leaving more money in your pocket. Your commuting funds will automatically be uploaded monthly to a prepaid debit card that is accepted at any qualified transit agency that takes debit/credit cards.

The South Shore Line accepts Transit Benefit Cards at our Millennium and Van Buren stations, our Ticket Vending Machines, and on our Mobile App. Check with your employer on your options and start saving today.

Click here for the RTA Calculator. 

 

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Commuter Tickets

COMMUTER TICKETS

Save money on ticket costs by buying in bulk! Special tickets have been designed with you in mind. Instead of buying a full price ticket each time you ride, consider purchasing a 10-ride or 25-ride ticket. The more tickets you buy, the more you save on each individual ride, and those savings can add up!

Monthly passes are available for purchase. You can receive unlimited rides every month, and the passes are priced to save you approximately 1/3 the cost of a one ticket.

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Quiet Cars

Looking for a quiet commute or a little unwind time after work? Try a South Shore Line Quiet Car! The last (rear) car of all rush hour trains between Michigan City and Chicago will be designated a Quiet Car. Seating is first-come, first-served. While Quiet Cars are not completely silent, they are a place for peace and quiet. Need to have a conversation or take a phone call? No problem! Just move to another car. Quiet Car passengers are asked to:

  • Be respectful
  • Turn off cell phone ringer
  • Mute all electronic devices
  • Keep any conversation brief and in whispers
  • Turn headphones down

Our onboard Conductors and Collectors must focus on safety and collection of fares as their top priorities. Crew members are assigned to multiple cars while on duty, and cannot monitor the sound level in the Quiet Car at every moment. Crew members and passengers alike must work together to create a quiet atmosphere by providing gentle reminders when certain passengers are not being mindful of Quiet Car etiquette. We expect any such exchanges to be civil – there is simply no excuse for extreme exchanges of words on the Quiet Car. Those who cannot maintain a civil attitude while in the Quiet Car may be asked to move to another car. Quite frankly, Quiet Cars can be challenging on any public transportation service, and we appreciate your understanding if your Quiet Car experience is not as quiet as one would like.

There is no additional fee for the Quiet Car, but passengers are asked to occupy only one seat per person. Enjoy your quiet ride!

 

Quiet Cars
WIFI On Board

wi-fi ON THE TRAIN

South Shore Line trains are equipped with free Wi-Fi, so whether you want to get a little more work in, or do some relaxing by surfing the web, the South Shore Line has you covered.

To log into Wi-Fi:

  • Go to your phone settings
  • Select the strongest South Shore Line signal
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions
  • Enjoy!