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(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
(November 24, 2015) - Metra has added some new weapons to its annual battle against cold and snowy weather, installing covers and supercharged heaters to several of the most critical switches in its system and continuing to repair and replace... Read more
(November 19, 2015) - The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace today launched the new Ventra App, making the free app now available for download and use on Apple and Android smartphone and tablet devices viawww.ventrachicago.com, the App Store... Read more
(November 16, 2015) - Metra today announced that Hilary Konczal has been named the agency’s first Chief Safety and Environmental Officer. The newly created position puts Metra in line with best practices and Federal Transit Administration... Read more
(November 13, 2015) - The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace today announced that the new Ventra App will be available to the public on Thursday, November 19.   The Ventra App is the first ever to allow customers to pay for rides on all three... Read more
(November 11, 2015) - Union Pacific Railroad and Metra today announced that the Cary, Crystal Lake, Elmhurst, Geneva, Lake Forest, Palatine and South Chicago Heights police departments will receive funding to enhance their respective communities’... Read more
(November 11, 2015) - Metra posted an on-time performance rate of 97 percent for the month of October, exceeding its goal for the 8th consecutive month.   Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95 percent of its trains on time. Like the rest of the U.S... Read more
(November 11, 2015) - Metra today announced that its experiment with weekend express trains on the Rock Island Line will be made permanent and a new weekday outbound express train will make its debut starting Nov. 30.   “We received very positive... Read more
(November 11, 2015) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $945.5 million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating costs and $185.7 million to fund capital improvements in 2016.    The 2016 Budget includes a 2 percent net... Read more
(November 9, 2015) - Metra, Union Pacific Railroad, Lombard and DuPage County officials on Monday celebrated the completion of nearly $9.8 million in improvements at the Lombard Station along the UP West Line, including a new pedestrian underpass,... Read more
(October 28, 2015) - “On behalf of Metra and our customers, we wish to thank Members of Congress for passing H.R. 3819, the House Surface Transportation Extension, which also includes an extension of the Positive Train Control implementation... Read more
(October 23, 2015) - The Metra Police Department has arrested a 51-year-old Riverdale man and charged him with displaying a knife and threatening to harm a Metra Electric Line conductor and a Metra passenger on Oct. 19.    Tony R. Hale of Riverdale... Read more
(October 19, 2015) - Chicago Cubs fans can avoid traffic and parking fees by making Metra part of your plan to watch the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field Oct. 20-22.   “Whether you have tickets to the games or just want to enjoy... Read more
(October 18, 2015) - BNSF Railway is performing an eight-week, $3 million project to replace 15 track switches in Cicero, a key point along the busy Chicago-to-Aurora route used by Metra commuter service. The switches are a critical piece of... Read more
(October 15, 2015) - Metra posted an on-time performance rate of 96.8 percent for the month of September, exceeding its goal for the 7th consecutive month.   Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95 percent of its trains on time. Like the rest of the... Read more

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