Group: Cuts on Metra's Southwest line 'disproportionate'

September 14, 2011 3:17:33 PM PDT
Twenty-two elected officials have written a letter to Metra opposing proposed cuts on the Southwest Service Line.

Under Metra's plan, all six Saturday trains would be eliminated, along with some weekday service. Those opposed say the proposal is unbalanced and unfairly targets riders of the Southwest Line because there are no planned service cuts for eight other Metra lines.

The cuts are designed to cover a budget deficit.