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Metra and Business

Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM

Metra will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on Monday, March 23, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The alternate schedules can be viewed here. There will be changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which will operate its normal schedule. Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing. On a line-by-line basis, Metra is monitoring ridership and may further reduce service to meet the ridership demands. The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal. Metra will operate on regular weekend schedules.

Last Updated - 03/23/2020 - 8:32AM

Annual Procurement Plan

To Metra’s Current and Potential Vendors: 

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Metra as either a prime contractor or subcontractor. Metra’s Annual Procurement Plan has been developed to assist you in your efforts to compete for contracting opportunities.  

The Procurement Plan, updated quarterly,  identifies potential contracting opportunities for goods and services anticipated by Metra Departments such as Engineering, Mechanical, Fleet and Facility Management, Finance, Information Systems and Materials and Stores. This document also includes information about vendor registrations and how Metra ensures that small, minority and women-owned businesses have equal opportunity to receive and participate in Metra contracts.

Review Metra’s Annual Procurement Plan, and visit regularly for updated information.

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