Topic : Metra

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Metra to open railcar procurement to alternative car designs

Rail| July 18, 2018

Agency received only one response to its initial RFP for new bi-level gallery cars.

Chicago's Metra launching 2 fare zone pilot programs

Rail| July 9, 2018

In May, the board of directors approved testing several recommendations that emerged from a study of its fare policies.

Management & Operations| May 10, 2018

Metra board approves fare pilot programs

The ideas were among recommendations that emerged from a fare policy study that began in 2016.

Rail| May 2, 2018

Metra breaks ground on Rock Island rehab shop expansion

Once completed, the agency will be able to rehab 60 railcars a year.

Management & Operations| April 19, 2018

Peer review finds Chicago's transit system ranks high in coverage, efficiency

According to the report, CTA, Pace, and Metra ranked in the top half of their peer groups for 14 of the 16 measures reviewed and in the top three for seven of those measures.

Rail| April 4, 2018

Metra to stop ticket sales on website

Ending the program will save about $144,000 in annual website hosting and maintenance costs, as well as interface support costs.

Rail| February 22, 2018

Metra looks to purchase 21 used locomotives

The F59PHIs, which were built by the Electro-Motive Division of GM in 1998 and have been rehabbed within the last five years, have similar parts and operating characteristics to Metra’s existing fleet of EMD F40s, some of which are 35 years old and are in need of overhaul.

Management & Operations| January 18, 2018

Chicago RTA approves 5-year 'Invest in Transit' strategic plan

New regional plan sets a bold, yet practical, vision for “public transit as the core of the region’s robust transportation mobility network.”

Rail| January 8, 2018

Metra seeking RFPs for up to 42 new, remanufactured locomotives

Is asking for proposals for both new and remanufactured engines because it wants to weigh the costs/benefits of both options.

Rail| December 6, 2017

Metra unveils winterization plans, customer communications

Through the use of GPS technology, the agency's communication specialists can monitor the position and timeliness of all trains in the system in real time and alert passengers in a variety of ways.

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