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09/23/2014 Metra announces changes to Bikes on Trains policy

Metra today announced that it is revising its “Bikes on Trains” policy to replace bans during exceptionally busy periods with “warning dates,” in which bicycles will be allowed but owners will be cautioned that crowded conditions could prevent Metra from accommodating their initial or return trip. Read More

09/23/2014 Metra trains to start using new platforms in Joliet

Heritage Corridor and Rock Island Line riders who board in Joliet will need to start using different platforms after the morning rush hour on Friday, Sept. 26. Read More

09/19/2014 Metra Awarded $20,000 Grant from Operation Lifesaver

Metra has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Operation Lifesaver for a new public education safety campaign “See Tracks? Think Train!” which will appear on banners affixed to the side of eight rail cars. Read More

09/15/2014 Metra Board to Meet in Lake County

The September meeting of the Metra Board of Directors will be held in Libertyville, continuing the board’s efforts to promote greater openness and transparency to riders in the six-county Chicago metropolitan area. Read More

09/15/2014 Metra Supports Illinois Rail Safety Week

Metra is participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week, Sept. 14 - Sept. 20. Sponsored by the State of Illinois, this new statewide initiative is designed to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. Read More

09/08/2014 Rail project to impact Metra’s UP West Line service

Metra Union Pacific West Line riders will see alterations to midday and weekend train schedules when a major rail replacement project gets underway Sept. 15. Read More

08/25/2014 Metra furthers reforms by filling Chief Audit Officer function

Metra took yet another step towards reform at the agency by hiring the Bronner Group, a well-respected and experienced auditing firm specializing in government work, to manage the internal auditing function at Metra on an interim basis. Read More