Transparency is a key Metra value.
In an effort to provide the public with information and useful data, Metra created this page as a resource. The goal is not only to make it simple to get information and records from Metra, but also to give customers and the public time to view and comment on important strategic and operational issues under consideration at the agency.
Metra’s Contact Us page lists all the ways to get in touch with various Metra departments.
BOARD AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP
Board Meeting Information including meeting calendar, agendas, Board packets and minutes.
Obtaining Records from Metra lists ways to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request or obtain various records. Metra has a FOIA hotline for instructions and questions about filing FOIA requests: 312-663-FOIA (3642).
Subpoena Requests: Send all Subpoena requests to the following address: Metra, Law Department, 15th Floor, 547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60661.
Click here to view FOIA requests and responses.
OPERATING BUDGET and CAPITAL PROGRAM BOOKS
Visit the RTA Data Portal for Monthly Expenditures to Vendors
Visit the RTA Data Portal for Employee Compensation
The Purchasing/Procurement page lists current Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals, as well as recent procurement awards.
Visit the RTA Data Portal for Metra Purchase Orders Greater than $10,000
RTA REGIONAL TRANSPARENCY PORTAL
RTA SALES TAX INFORMATION
A portion of Metra’s revenue is distributed by the RTA from a regional transportation sales tax. Information on RTA sales taxes can be found here. Through that site you can see the breakdown of revenue collected in different counties and the allocation of funds to different agencies.
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE INSPECTOR GENERAL
The Illinois Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG) serves as Inspector General for Metra and the other regional transit boards (RTA, CTA and Pace). This page contains information about that office and ways to report misconduct, fraud or abuse related to Metra.