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(December 13, 2012) - Please accept my sincere apologies for the delays on the UP North line Wednesday night due to an unfortunate pedestrian incident at the Rogers Park Station. Unfortunately, service recovery following such horrible events is... Read more
(December 6, 2012) - Metra, the U.S. Marines and PODS® of Chicago will be spreading holiday cheer next Tuesday, Dec. 11, when they work together on a Toys for Tots toy drive at all downtown Metra stations.   Metra is hoping to transform its trains... Read more
(November 20, 2012) - Dear Riders:   This evening you may have seen an investigative report on CBS talking about Metra’s ADA Accessible facilities. We would like to take this opportunity to respond to the issues brought up in the report, share with... Read more
(November 16, 2012) - Presentation to the board
(November 16, 2012) - Metra has proposed a change in the cost of a 10-ride ticket so that it would equal 10 one-way fares, rather than the current practice of having the price equal nine one-way fares. The change, which would start Feb. 1, 2013, is... Read more
(November 14, 2012) - Metra on Wednesday debuted new Highliner cars for the Metra Electric Line and dedicated the first car to the late Board Member Elonzo “Lonnie” Hill, who was a strong advocate for public transportation and pushed hard for the... Read more
(November 2, 2012) - The Metra Board of Directors on Friday unanimously elected Director Jack Partelow to a four-year term as the Board’s vice chairman.    At the same meeting, Brad O’Halloran of Orland Park was selected as the Board’s new chairman... Read more
(November 2, 2012) - The Metra Board of Directors on Friday elected Brad S. O’Halloran of Orland Park to be the third chairman in Metra’s history.   Mr. O’Halloran was appointed to the Metra Board in 2011 by the suburban members of the Cook County... Read more
(November 1, 2012) - Metra is advising Lake Forest residents who use the Lake Forest Station on the Milwaukee North line as a polling place that the replacement of a railroad crossing near the station may require them to use an alternate route on... Read more
(October 12, 2012) - Presentation to the Board
(October 12, 2012) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved the release of its preliminary 2013 budget and 2014-2015 financial plan. The 2013 budget maintains the same service levels as 2012. The budget plan now will be the subject of a series... Read more
(September 28, 2012) - Metra is proud to announce the Seventh Annual Metra Safety Poster Contest. This year’s poster contest theme, “Take Care, Be Aware: Look, Listen and Live;” highlights the importance of following the rules and procedures that... Read more
(September 25, 2012) - Congressman Bobby Rush and officials from the Chicago White Sox and Metra on Tuesday dedicated a new 40-foot mural at the Lovana S. “Lou” Jones/ 35th St. Station that commemorates and pays tribute to the impact of African... Read more
(September 14, 2012) - Presentation to the Board
(September 14, 2012) - Metra has announced the winners of its annual Safety Contest, designed to promote and reinforce railroad safety to keep children safe around trains. This year’s campaign drew record numbers with more than 5,500 students from... Read more

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