Strategic Plan

Metra is continuing its efforts to develop a new strategic plan, a critically important document that will guide our agency for years to come. During two successful rounds of public outreach in July and November of 2012, we received a significant amount of feedback from our key stakeholders – our board, our employees, our riders, and the public. More than 300 people attended our public open house meetings and more than 4,600 people submitted feedback online.

We are continuing to incorporate the feedback we received in the strategic plan. For instance, we have revised our mission statement based on your input and we have used it to develop our goals and objectives and to begin determining our capital funding priorities.

Metra will provide further updates on this plan through this website and through presentations to the Metra Board.

Cook County wants to produce a plan that links transportation to jobs and economic development, supports more livable and sustainable communities and addresses infrastructure needs 25 years into the future. Help shape the plan by taking the survey! Please visit the Connecting Cook County website at and take the Phase II survey today.