(January 20, 2016) -
First-of-its-kind transit app is being heavily used by Metra, CTA and Pace riders
Metra customers have now taken more than 1 million rides using mobile tickets on the new Ventra App, Metra announced today.
The 1 millionth ride... Read more
(January 19, 2016) -
Rock Island riders should take note that beginning Monday, Feb. 1, Metra will be making slight adjustments to the schedules of five of the line’s outbound evening trains.
The schedule changes are being made to reflect current... Read more
(January 15, 2016) - Metra today announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards related to the self-balancing, electronic scooters.
“The safety of our passengers and employees... Read more
(January 13, 2016) - The Metra Board of Directors today voted to permanently allow small pets in carriers on all weekend trains after a successful pilot program, first on weekend Rock Island Line trains and then on weekend trains on all lines.
“... Read more
(January 13, 2016) - Agency Cites Successful Realignment of Staffing Resources
Metra has cut police overtime costs by 33 percent over the past two years and overtime hours by 23 percent during the same period according to a report delivered to the... Read more
(January 13, 2016) - The Metra Board of Directors today voted unanimously to spend $1 million on a study that will produce 30 percent design plans to improve Chicago Union Station. The project will be funded through a partnership between Metra,... Read more
(January 13, 2016) - Metra posted an on-time performance rate of 97.4 percent for the month of December, exceeding its goal for the 10th consecutive month. For all of 2015, Metra operated with an on-time performance of 96.2 percent.
Metra’s goal is... Read more
(December 29, 2015) - The start of mobile ticketing via the new Ventra App in late November topped off an eventful 2015 at Metra, which also saw the addition of Wi-Fi and charging outlets at all downtown stations, the start of our rolling stock... Read more
(December 22, 2015) - The Metra Police Department has charged a 51-year-old Buffalo Grove man with punching a Metra conductor in the face and trying to push him down a stairway at Union Station on Dec. 8.
George J. Kopsias, 51, of Buffalo Grove,... Read more
(December 18, 2015) - Congress today delivered a huge win for Metra commuters who participate in a pre-tax transit benefit plan, nearly doubling the amount of money that can be set aside each month so they can now save as much as $1,100 a year.
... Read more
(December 16, 2015) - Two Metra Police officers whose actions are credited with saving the life of a passenger in November were honored today by the Metra Board of Directors at its monthly meeting.
On Nov.17, 2015, at LaSalle Street Station, Metra... Read more
(December 10, 2015) - Metra today announced that all five of its downtown stations now offer free Wi-Fi hotspots and free electric charging outlets.
“We understand that our customers rely on their digital devices and expect to be able to use Wi-Fi... Read more
(December 10, 2015) - The Christmas spirit will be out in full force this Saturday, Dec. 12, as Operation North Pole (ONP) hosts its annual train ride to see Santa for children with serious illnesses and their families.
Metra urges families to... Read more
(December 2, 2015) - Do you have visions of strolling past the Christmas tree at Millennium Park while snow softly falls, or taking in one of Chicago’s internationally renowned holiday shows but the thought of driving downtown and parking keeps you... Read more
(November 24, 2015) - Metra is partnering with NBC 5 Chicago in its Making A Difference Coat Drive and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation to help families in need.
New and gently used coats can be donated Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at... Read more