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March 27, 2014

Former Metra chief may head to Calif., reduce severance

If Alex Clifford is offered the position of CEO/GM at the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District and accepts it, Metra estimates that its total savings to the agency from his severance agreement could top $200,000.


January 30, 2014

Chicago’s Metra to tap new chief from 4 candidates

Board members are conducting interviews on Friday to replace Alex Clifford, who was ousted in June. Some board members say the lead candidate is Don Orseno, the interim executive director.


August 28, 2013

Chicago’s Metra selects interim chief

Donald Orseno once operated trains as an engineer and has more than 40 years of transportation experience, including nearly 30 at Metra.


July 18, 2013

Former Metra chief alleges being pushed out

Alex Clifford, testifying before the Regional Transportation Authority board for his severance deal Wednesday, alleges he was pushed out by the Metra board because he resisted pressure from politicians seeking pay raises for pals and patronage hires, according to an AP report.


July 17, 2013

Ousted Metra chief to face questions about departure

Expected to address allegations that his downfall was connected to his refusal to grant the Illinois House Speaker's patronage requests.


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