Last Updated July 17, 2018
Due to the federally-mandated Positive Train Control project coming this fall, Metra must revise the schedules on both the UPN and MDN lines (Lake Forest East and West). In order to build the business case, Metra needs data to determine the optimum schedule and stops for the service. To that end, you are invited to participate in a brief survey to help shape the direction of this initiative: Employee survey: A brief survey (less than 5 minutes) has been created. Please participate in this survey between now and July 31st. Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeCountyCommuterRailSurvey
We are pleased to announce that the City of Lake Forest is making improvements to the West Lake Forest Train Depot. These improvements include a new bus parking area to be located immediately adjacent to the loading platform on the south side of the station. Click here to view a map.
Contractors are in the process of completing new striping and lane configurations: We expect this new bus staging area to be ready by the week of November 27th. A more detailed site map is forthcoming.
Effective January 3, the BPTC is implementing minor changes to the shuttle bus schedule servicing the east and west Lake Forest METRA stations.
Most notable change is that our buses, operated by Olson Transportation, will no longer carry Abbott employees or stop at 675 Field Drive. The schedule has been adjusted to account for this change, as well as consolidating the last run of the day to one bus.
More details will be coming soon.
Click Here to view the revised schedule.
The shuttle operates to take Conway Park & Landmark office employees to and from the two METRA stations serving Lake Forest. The shuttle is free to all employees of employer companies that participate in funding the service. If you are not sure if the service is available to you, please check with your employer. Riders must present and scan a pass each time they board a bus. Individual passes are not available.
Click here to download a copy of the shuttle bus policy.
- Bus Pass is required for riding the bus and must be scanned each time a rider boards the bus.
- If a rider has forgotten or misplaced their pass, they must present a business card to the driver and fill out a card provided by the driver. This card can also be downloaded in advance by going to the following internet location. http://cpowners.com/BUS_PASS.pdf
- New or visiting employees, as well as consultants, will need to fill out the card provided by the driver, and if they need information on how to obtain a pass, they should contact email@example.com and they will be put in contact with the BPTC coordinator for their company.
- If a rider refuses to cooperate with the foregoing, Olson Transportation should contact the BPTC, who will take the actions necessary to identify the individual and the company with which they are affiliated. The BPTC will then communicate with the BPTC coordinator at the rider's employer so that they can address the matter internally.
The BPTC Shuttle bus service is a service paid for by the participating businesses in the Conway Park and Opus Landmark office parks, and the passes are the employers' tool for evaluating the efficacy of the program. Scanning of cards helps ensure that the service is thoroughly evaluated to determine if it is necessary and viable.
If you are interested in riding the shuttle and work in either the Conway Park or Opus Landmark office park, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.