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(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
(October 23, 2013) - We would like to thank our Milwaukee West Line riders for their patience and understanding during the unfortunate delays on Monday night. As you know, an inbound train struck a semi-trailer near the Bartlett Station at the... Read more
(October 18, 2013) - No fare increases or service cuts in Metra’s 2014 budget plan   The Metra Board of Directors today approved the release of the agency’s preliminary 2014 budget and 2015-2016 financial plan. The 2014 budget does not include any... Read more
(October 10, 2013) - The construction of a major railroad bridge over the Dan Ryan Expressway will impact highway drivers during overnight periods from Oct. 14 through Nov. 7, with lane closures and some brief full traffic stops while the work... Read more
(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

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