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(September 30, 2013) - A lot has been said and written about Metra this summer, but little of it had to do with the 4,400 men and women who work hard every day to make sure our trains operate as safely and as reliably as possible. I was recently... Read more
(September 26, 2013) - Metra launched its annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest today during a rally at Mozart Elementary on the city’s north side. The theme for the 2013-2014 edition of the contest will be “Get Smart: Look, Listen Live.”   Metra... Read more
(September 9, 2013) - In order to remove two bridges, the Rock Island Line will be closed north of the Gresham Station on two Sundays, Sept. 22 and Oct. 6, and there will be no service to and from the LaSalle Street and 35th Street stations during... Read more
(August 27, 2013) - The Metra Board of Directors today selected Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operations Officer Donald A. Orseno, a lifelong railroader, as the interim Executive Director/CEO of Metra. His understanding of the Chicago Railroad... Read more
(August 20, 2013) - Savings for employers and employees are just a call away!   Metra has launched a major outreach campaign to encourage Chicagoland businesses to offer transit benefit programs to help their employees save as much a 40% on commuter... Read more
(August 15, 2013) - Metra is partnering with NBC 5 Chicago in a Back To School Supply Drive with collections at all five downtown Metra stations and its headquarters lobby at 547 West Jackson.  Metra’s collection dates are August 20 - 22.  ... Read more
(August 15, 2013) - Metra is inviting public review and comment on its proposed Title VI Major Service Change and Fare/Service Equity policies. The intent of the proposed policies are to provide assurance that any changes in transit service and... Read more
(August 14, 2013) - Metra riders planning to use our service to attend games at Soldier Field this season need to be aware of a new NFL policy that sets strict limits on the size and types of bags that can be carried into Soldier Field. The new... Read more
(July 22, 2013) - The special meeting of the Metra Board of Directors that was scheduled for today at 8:30 a.m. has been canceled.   Metra Chairman Brad O’Halloran had called for the special meeting to approve hiring former Assistant U.S. Attorney... Read more
(July 19, 2013) - Metra Chairman Brad O’Halloran has called for a Monday special meeting of the Board of Directors to approve hiring former Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Collins to perform an independent investigation and make recommendations... Read more
(July 17, 2013) - Metra officials announced today that the Metra Police Department has received the Gold Standard Award from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for achieving the highest standard of excellence in security. Metra Police... Read more
(July 17, 2013) - Winners have been chosen in the 2013 edition of Metra’s Safety Poster and Essay Contest, designed to promote and reinforce railroad safety messages and keep children safe around trains. Hundreds of students from across the six-... Read more
(July 12, 2013) - At the direction of Board Chairman Brad O’Halloran, Metra has provided the House Mass Transit Committee with the memo dated April 3, 2013 from former Metra Executive Director Alex Clifford to the Board. The Committee Chair, Rep.... Read more
(July 10, 2013) - Metra Chairman Brad S. O’Halloran on Wednesday announced plans to roll back the price of 10-ride tickets; reform and enhance the Metra Police Department with the advice of a new blue-ribbon panel; leverage up to a billion dollars... Read more
(June 25, 2013) - The Metra Board of Directors approved a contract to expand the parking lots at the Fox Lake Station on the Milwaukee North line and the Great Lakes Station on the Union Pacific North line. The project at Fox Lake, the end of the... Read more

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