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Metra on-time performance hits 96% in August

Rail| September 14, 2017

In August, 731 of 18,296 trains were tardy by six minutes or more. The most common causes for delays were related to signal/switch failure, increased passenger loadings, and track construction.

Cubic, Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra mobile app hits 2M downloads

Management & Operations| August 21, 2017

The Ventra app, developed and launched by Cubic, CTA, and its transit partners in November 2015, is a free, first-of-its kind, truly regional transit application in the U.S. that allows customers to plan, manage, and pay for their journeys across three transit systems from their mobile devices

Management & Operations| August 16, 2017

Metra picks Derwinski to lead agency as CEO

The current chief mechanical officer oversees 650 employees responsible for the repair, inspection, cleaning and maintenance of nearly 1,200 railcars and locomotives.

Management & Operations| August 8, 2017

Chicago RTA Chairman to receive APTA Local Distinguished Service Award

Kirk Dillard is a lifelong transit rider and regularly rides the RTA regional system from his suburban home to his offices in downtown Chicago, where he is a partner at Locke Lord LLP, one of Chicago’s oldest and largest law firms.

Rail| July 19, 2017

Metra to install suicide prevention signs

The signs will be developed and finalized as part of a Mental Health Awareness Symposium to be hosted by Metra in September to coincide with National Suicide Awareness Month.

Management & Operations| July 6, 2017

Metra to host DBE certification workshop

Workshop will explain how a minority- or women-owned business can become a certified DBE firm.

Rail| June 27, 2017

Metra to purchase new, modern seating based on customer feedback

Metra to purchase new, modern seats
Customer feedback results in additional design enhancements

Security and Safety | May 31, 2017

$197M in federal grants awarded for PTC implementation

The FRA was responsible for the selection of the grant recipients, and the FTA will award and administer the grants during Fiscal Year 2017.

Rail| May 30, 2017

Metra launches 'Metra Moves Me' ad campaign

The campaign is designed to evoke an emotional response from prospective customers and, ultimately, get them to consider the stress-relief advantages of riding Metra versus the frustrations of driving their car to work.

Security and Safety | May 25, 2017

Metra to install inward-facing locomotive cameras

Congress in 2015 ordered the DOT to draft rules within two years to require passenger railroads to install inward-facing and outward-facing cameras in all locomotives and other operating compartments such as cab cars and Highliner cars.

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