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(March 27, 2014) - Metra Chairman Martin J. Oberman today announced the appointment of board member Norman Carlson to chair the newly constituted Board Audit Committee and to oversee the financial activities of the agency. Carlson has more than 40... Read more
(March 21, 2014) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved an $8.1 million contract to construct a pedestrian underpass and related improvements at the Lombard Station along the UP West Line. The contract was awarded to John Burns Construction... Read more
(March 5, 2014) - Metra’s Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights will host a FREE Certification Workshop for small minority and/or women-owned businesses on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  The Disadvantaged Business... Read more
(February 25, 2014) - A digital billboard touting Metra as the Chicago area’s “Real Expressway” has been honored with a local Silver Addy award from the American Advertising Federation. The billboard, created by Staples Marketing and Metra’s... Read more
(February 24, 2014) - Metra provided 82.3 million passenger trips last year to commuters in the six-county region, a 1.2 percent increase over 2012 and the fifth-highest total in the agency’s history. The figures, based on ticket sales, were... Read more
(February 11, 2014) - The Metra Board of Directors today unanimously elected Martin J. Oberman, a former Chicago alderman with a long career as a leader of the reform effort in politics, to be the next chairman of the board.   “I am honored and... Read more
(February 5, 2014) - Metra’s Board of Directors voted at its last meeting to hire a new Chief Audit Officer (CAO). The CAO will have a dual reporting line to the executive director and The Board of Directors.  The primary duties of the CAO are to... Read more
(January 31, 2014) - The Metra Board of Directors today unanimously selected Donald A. Orseno, a lifelong railroader who has worked at Metra for more than three decades, as the next Executive Director/CEO of the commuter rail agency.   Mr. Orseno,... Read more
(January 22, 2014) - Metra said Wednesday that it has begun to implement the recommendations of an independent, in-depth assessment of its police department so that it is better prepared to ensure the safety and security of riders, staff, assets and... Read more
(January 14, 2014) - We have an important announcement regarding the Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Due to the recent inclement weather that forced schools across our region to close for several days, we have decided to extend the contest deadline... Read more
(November 25, 2013) - Metra workers equipped with hammers, paint brushes and other tools have targeted several stations along the Metra Electric and Rock Island lines in recent
weeks as part of a concentrated effort to make our stations more... Read more
(November 22, 2013) - Metra hopes to transform its trains into Santa’s sleds for the second year in a row by working with the U.S. Marines and PODS® of Chicago on a Toys for Tots drive at all downtown Metra stations on Wednesday, Dec. 11.   Metra... Read more
(November 1, 2013) - Fox River Grove President Robert J. Nunamaker and other dignitaries joined Metra Board Member Jack Schaffer, interim Executive Director Don Orseno and other officials on Friday to dedicate the newly rebuilt Fox River Grove... Read more
(October 31, 2013) - The transition for Link-Up and PlusBus cards from magnetic stripe cards to the new Ventra-branded cards has been delayed. That means Metra Monthly Pass users who buy a Link-Up or PlusBus card for connecting travel to the CTA and... Read more
(October 31, 2013) - Please accept our sincere apologies for the long delays on the UP Northwest Line on Tuesday evening.   Restoring service following a train-pedestrian fatality is complex, as it involves the local municipality, Metra/Union... Read more

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