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Below is a list of press releases related to Metra or about Chicago area events that can be reached by Metra trains. For an archive of older news releases, click on the “Newsroom Archive” link on the left side of this page.
St. Patrick's Day Extra Service 03/07/2014
Take advantage of our special weekend fares including Metra's $7 Weekend Pass offering unlimited rides on Saturday and Sunday, and Family Fares, where up to three children 11 and under ride free with a fare-paying adult on weekends. Read More
Metra to host DBE Certification workshop on March 27, 2014 03/05/2014
Metra’s Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights will host a FREE Certification Workshop for small minority and/or women-owned businesses on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) workshop will be held at Metra headquarters located at 547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 2nd Floor. Read More
Metra billboard wins local Addy Award 02/25/2014
A digital billboard touting Metra as the Chicago area’s “Real Expressway” has been honored with a local Silver Addy award from the American Advertising Federation. The billboard, created by Staples Marketing and Metra’s marketing team as part of the “Metra Makes Life Easier” campaign last spring, won the award in the category of “Out-of-Home, Outdoor Board, Flat.” The American Advertising Federation’s Madison, Wis., chapter announced the award last weekend. Read More
Metra ridership increases 1.2 percent in 2013 02/24/2014
Metra provided 82.3 million passenger trips last year to commuters in the six-county region, a 1.2 percent increase over 2012 and the fifth-highest total in the agency’s history. The figures, based on ticket sales, were presented Friday to the Metra Board of Directors. Read More
Oberman elected chairman of Metra Board of Directors 02/11/2014
The Metra Board of Directors today unanimously elected Martin J. Oberman, a former Chicago alderman with a long career as a leader of the reform effort in politics, to be the next chairman of the board. Read More
Metra Board to Hire Chief Audit Officer 02/05/2014
Metra’s Board of Directors voted at its last meeting to hire a new Chief Audit and Compliance Officer (CAO). The CAO will have a dual reporting line to the executive director and The Board of Directors. The primary duties of the CAO are to provide additional oversight of the executive director, board expenses and Metra departments including human resources and procurement. Read More
Metra connects you to the Auto Show 02/05/2014
Whether you need a new set of wheels or enjoy seeing the latest concept cars, the Chicago Auto Show has something for everyone and Metra can get you there. Read More
Railroad veteran named Metra’s executive director 01/31/2014
The Metra Board of Directors today unanimously selected Donald A. Orseno, a lifelong railroader who has worked at Metra for more than three decades, as the next Executive Director/CEO of the commuter rail agency. Read More
Metra sets out to modernize its police department 01/22/2014
Metra said Wednesday that it has begun to implement the recommendations of an independent, in-depth assessment of its police department so that it is better prepared to ensure the safety and security of riders, staff, assets and infrastructure. Read More
Metra Safety Poster and Essay Contest has been extended 01/14/2014
We have an important announcement regarding the Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Due to the recent inclement weather that forced schools across our region to close for several days, we have decided to extend the contest deadline by two weeks. The new deadline will be Friday, February 14, 2014. Read More