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(August 16, 2017) - The Metra Board of Directors has unanimously selected James M. Derwinski to be the next Executive Director/CEO of the commuter rail agency. Mr. Derwinski, 49, has had a long career in Metra’s Mechanical Department and currently... Read more
(August 16, 2017) - Metra has finalized its revision of the Metra Electric Line schedule, making several adjustments to the initial proposal in response to customer feedback at informational meetings and via email. The new schedule will start on... Read more
(August 16, 2017) - Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, the midday express service schedule on Metra’s Rock Island Line will revert to local service, ending a yearlong pilot program that offered midday express service between Blue Island and Chicago.  There... Read more
(August 16, 2017) - Metra in July posted an on-time performance rate of 95.5 percent, exceeding its goal for the 29th consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of July of 94.9 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate at... Read more
(August 15, 2017) - Metra will run extra service on Aug. 19 and 20 to accommodate those attending the 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach and along the city’s lakefront. “Our customers know the value of taking Metra to... Read more
(August 11, 2017) - Less than two years after being launched, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace announced that the Ventra transit app has been downloaded more than 2 million times and used to purchase nearly $250 million in fares.... Read more
(August 9, 2017) - Let Metra take you right to the gate this Saturday for the biggest day of thoroughbred horse racing in the Midwest, as the 35th annual running of Arlington Million takes place at Arlington International Racecourse.  Metra’s Union... Read more
(August 9, 2017) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at its 111th Street/Morgan Park and Mokena stations on the Rock Island Line, Metra today announced that it will no longer staff the stations with ticket agents as of the close of business Sept... Read more
(August 8, 2017) - The first kickoff of the 2017 Chicago Bears season is fast approaching. Metra can help make the trip to Soldier Field easier for you, your friends and family. “Don’t worry about missing part of the game because you’re either... Read more
(August 4, 2017) - Metra Police are asking for the public’s assistance and warning the public regarding several theft and vandalism crimes to cars parked in Metra parking lots on the South Side of Chicago. The most recent incidents involved cars... Read more
(July 27, 2017) - With thousands of music fans expected to descend upon Chicago’s Grant Park to enjoy one of the country’s most popular music festivals, Metra and CTA are adding service and expanding capacity to serve customers throughout the... Read more
(July 25, 2017) - Metra will host its 3rd Annual On Track to Success Vendor Fair on Aug. 25 to provide contracting information and networking opportunities to current and prospective Metra vendors who are interested in doing business with the agency... Read more
(July 20, 2017) -  For the fourth year, Metra is joining with NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago to collect school supplies for students in need throughout the Chicago region. Beginning Tuesday, July 25 through Thursday, July 27, 2017, Metra customers can... Read more
(July 20, 2017) - Metra’s Office of Diversity and Civil Rights will host a free “How to do Business with Metra” event from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 25 at Metra headquarters, 547 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago. The event will offer small business... Read more
(July 19, 2017) - Metra is moving forward with a plan to develop and install suicide prevention signs on station platforms along each of its 11 lines, the agency announced today. In a presentation given at its monthly Board of Directors meeting,... Read more

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