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(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
(October 15, 2015) - Metra today proposed a $945.5 million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating costs and $185.7 million to fund capital improvements in 2016.   Last year, when Metra announced a $2.4 billion 10-year modernization... Read more
(October 6, 2015) - Metra today announced it has posted a variety of new information on its website, enhancing the agency’s transparency and accountability for its customers and the region’s taxpayers.    New information on the site includes Metra... Read more
(October 5, 2015) - Metra announced today that it has completed installation of charging stations at four of its downtown stations. Charging stations are now available in the waiting areas at Millennium Station, Van Buren Street Station, LaSalle... Read more
(October 1, 2015) - Metra today posted its updated buying plan online to provide prospective vendors, contractors and subcontractors with a list of equipment, goods and services it expects to purchase within the next twelve months.   The 2015 4th... Read more
(September 30, 2015) - "On behalf of Metra and our customers, we wish to thank the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for introducing the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3651).   This bipartisan... Read more
(September 25, 2015) - Metra Director of Safety Hilary Konczal has been named to the World Safety Organization Board of Directors and has received the group’s James K. Williams Award for his dedication to programs and practices that promote safety,... Read more
(September 25, 2015) - Metra today announced plans to install Wi-Fi technology on 10 railcars systemwide as part of a new test program to provide free, onboard Wi-Fi to customers. These railcars will be retrofitted with cellular hot spots before... Read more
(September 21, 2015) - Metra posted an on-time performance rate of 96.3 percent for the month of August, exceeding its goal for the 6th consecutive month.   Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95 percent of its trains on time. Like the rest of the U... Read more

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