(September 21, 2015) - Metra today announced the hiring of Michael D. Jones, a seasoned veteran with demonstrated leadership in public transportation, as its new Chief Human Resources Officer.
Jones comes to Metra with more than 15 years of... Read more
(September 21, 2015) - The Metra Board of Directors today voted to expand its “Pets on Trains” pilot program to allow small pets in carriers on all weekend trains beginning Oct. 10, after a successful pilot program on weekend Rock Island Line trains... Read more
(September 21, 2015) - The Metra Board of Directors today formally called on Congress to extend the Dec. 31, 2015 deadline to install Positive Train Control (PTC), agreeing with a staff analysis that in the current regulatory environment Metra will... Read more
(September 17, 2015) - Contest promotes safety education in nation’s rail hub
(Sept. 17, 2015) – Metra today launched the tenth edition of its annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays how... Read more
(September 16, 2015) - Buying Metra mobile tickets with your Ventra account funds or credit or debit card. Adding money to your Ventra account while standing at a CTA or Pace bus stop. Getting real-time train and bus arrival information for CTA,... Read more
(September 15, 2015) - As part of its efforts to reduce costs and hold the line on spending, Metra today announced savings and efficiencies totaling $5.7 million that will be incorporated into the agency’s 2016 annual budget plan.
“When we adopted... Read more
(September 14, 2015) - Metra is set to begin work this week to replace the infrastructure at the 83rd Street crossing on the Metra Electric Line’s South Chicago Branch. The work will require temporary closing of the roadway at the Metra tracks.... Read more
(September 14, 2015) - Metra Police announced today that a Chicago man has been convicted of the March 2015 robbery and assault of a woman on the Metra Electric Line platform at 107th Street.
Johnathan Applegate, 22, of Chicago, pleaded guilty on... Read more
(September 11, 2015) - Metra Police announced today that two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Metra’s Harvey Station platform earlier this week.
Wendel P. White, 18, and Jamaael Lawson,... Read more
(September 10, 2015) - Metra today announced plans to conduct more than 40 enforcement details at various railroad grade crossings throughout the six-county region it serves during Illinois Rail Safety Week, Sept. 13-19. Metra Police Officers will... Read more
(September 10, 2015) - Metra today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a marketing agency to partner with the commuter railroad on reimagining its brand and support Metra’s goal of acquiring 20,000 additional weekday passenger trips.
“This is... Read more
(September 9, 2015) - When the PGA’s BMW Championship returns to Conway Farms Wednesday, Sept. 14, don’t putt around in traffic and miss your favorite player’s tee time ̶ just let Metra be your easy tournament connection.
Metra’s Milwaukee District... Read more
(August 26, 2015) - Metra posted an on-time performance rate of 95.3 percent for the month of July, meeting or exceeding its goal for the 5th consecutive month.
Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95 percent of its trains on time. Like the rest of... Read more
(August 26, 2015) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved an $585,000 amendment to the agency’s 2015 capital program to fund design for a rehabilitation of the Homewood Station on the Metra Electric Line.
The funding includes a $468,000... Read more
(August 20, 2015) - Metra has begun work to replace the infrastructure at four rail crossings on the Metra Electric Line’s South Chicago Branch. The work will require temporary closings of the roadway at the Metra tracks.
Beginning Thursday, Aug.... Read more