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Advanced Orientation and Mobility: Navigating Public Transit Part II – Metra

Saturday, April 20 - 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

In Chicago, we have access to many forms of public transit – CTA buses and trains, Pace buses, and Metra. Learning to navigate the different systems can be overwhelming and a bit daunting for first time users. But with a good understanding of where each system can take you, you’ll be able to get to many different destinations in and around Chicago.

In part 2 of our Advanced Orientation and Mobility series on public transit, we’ll be learning to use the Metra train system. Metra allows you to navigate through the city and into the Chicagoland suburbs. We will also cover many changes Metra recently made many changes to its operating systems. We will take a ride from Second Sense down to Hyde Park on the Metra Electric Line where we will stop for lunch at Pizza Capri in Hyde Park.

Itinerary:

10:30 am: Arrive at Second Sense
10:30-11:30 am: Discussion and information session
11:45 am: Walk to Millennium Station
12:10 – 12:23 pm: Depart Millennium Station on Metra Electric and arrive at 53rd Street stop
12:30 pm: Arrive in Hyde Park for lunch at Pizza Capri (1501 E. 53rd St., Chicago, IL 60615)
12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch
2:32 to 2-2:49 pm: Depart Hyde Park and return to Millennium Station
3:00 pm: Schedule ride pick up at Second Sense

This outing is for those individuals who have completed a basic O&M training program including long cane skills, street crossings and problem solving.

Special Notes:

  • Second Sense will be providing Metra tickets to those who need them
  • Second Sense will be covering the cost of lunch
  • If traveling with a guide dog, please ensure that you have a gentle leader since it is a highly distracting environment
  • You may schedule a ride to pick you up in Hyde Park at your own cost if preferred
  • Registration is required for this workshop. Space is limited to 6 participants.

For questions and to register, please call Kathy Austin at (312)236-8569 or email Kathy Austin.