As Metra begins discussions with manufacturers as part of its plans to purchase new railcars, we’re interested in your ideas about what would make the ideal Metra railcar. What do you want in your next railcar? More outlets or USB ports? Headrests? What’s important to you? Which amenities would improve your trip on Metra?

Please use the survey below to let us know. Thanks for your help!

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* 1. There are a number of items that can be added to the railcar seating areas. From the list below, please rank your preferences with 1 being the most desired and 7 being the least desired:

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* 2. Having the ability to flip seats prevents Metra from adding most of the amenities such as tray tables, head rests, arm rests, foot rests, cup holders, tables between seats, or outlets/USB charging ports in each seats. With that tradeoff in mind, please select how important the ability to flip seats is to you.

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* 3. Which of the following items would you like to find in the new railcar interiors? From the list below, please rank your preferences with 1 being the most desired and 5 being the least desired:

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* 4. Which of the following communication tools or technologies do you feel would improve your experience riding Metra? Please select from the list below and rank your preferences with 1 being the most desired and 4 being the least desired:

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* 5. Many Metra customers have experienced travel on other rail systems, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Are there any features on railcars on other rail systems, not included in the above survey that you would like to see on Metra?

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* 6. How many days per week do you typically use Metra?

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* 7. How long have you been a regular passenger of Metra?

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* 8. Which line do you use most often?

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* 9. Which station is your home station, the station at which you typically begin your Metra trips?

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