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

Management & Operations| April 19, 2018

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.

Metra to stop ticket sales on website

Rail| April 4, 2018

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.

Rail| November 29, 2017

Partial train derailment impacts some Metra, Amtrak Chicago-area service

At about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday when the third, fourth, and fifth cars of the eight-car train derailed. The derailed cars remained upright, and the other five cars and the locomotive remained on the tracks. There were three passengers on the train at the time; there were no injuries.

Rail| November 17, 2017

Metra breaks ground on 136-year-old bridge replacement

The bridge is situated over the Fox River along the Milwaukee District West Lake in Elgin, Ill.

Rail| September 14, 2017

Metra on-time performance hits 96% in August

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.

Management & Operations| August 21, 2017

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

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

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