April 16, 2014
Handwritten index cards reflecting patronage hiring at the agency dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians.
March 31, 2014
Justin Vonashek held multiple positions at Chicago’s Metra, including director of regulatory compliance, where he was responsible for interacting with federal agencies on regulatory requirements and more.
March 27, 2014
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.
March 13, 2014
One proposal would consolidate the CTA, Metra and Pace into a unified entity. The other plan would place the transit boards under the direction of the Illinois Department of Transportation, which would essentially give the governor control of the transit system.
February 7, 2014
Chicago Transit Authority gained passengers, while Metra and Pace experienced modest declines.
February 6, 2014
A task force created by Gov. Pat Quinn concluded that even some major job hubs “can’t be reached in a 90-minute commute” and described planning efforts as “haphazard.”
February 5, 2014
Donald A. Orseno, a lifelong railroader, will take the helm. Since joining Metra in 1984, he has held a variety of positions, ranging from senior trainmaster to deputy executive director/chief operations officer.
January 30, 2014
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.
January 7, 2014
CTA, Metra and Amtrak commuters faced service delays on Monday due to record-breaking cold temperatures, which caused problems with switching systems, the agencies reported.
October 29, 2013
Will offer several service enhancements including an expanded Interactive Voice Response System scheduled for launch in July 2014, which will provide trip-planning information about riding the CTA, Metra and Pace, 24 hours a day.
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