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.
October 17, 2013
A consultant recommended that a New York City-like transit structure should replace the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace boards with one board driven by a “regional” focus rather than parochial concerns.
September 26, 2013
Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald voiced his concern during a meeting of a transit task force. The task force formed in response to allegations by former Metra CEO Alex Clifford that two Metra board members conspired to get rid of him because he would not “play ball” on patronage requests.
September 17, 2013
Don Orseno, who has been running the commuter rail agency's operations since the departure of former CEO Alex Clifford, weighs in on on-time performance, positive train control and customer service.
September 5, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn asked the group to develop ways to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse at the CTA, Metra and Pace, as well as the oversight agency, the Regional Transportation Authority, and to streamline overall system operations.
September 3, 2013
Combined planners of the RTA, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, Pace and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning cost the region up to $20 million.
August 28, 2013
Donald Orseno once operated trains as an engineer and has more than 40 years of transportation experience, including nearly 30 at Metra.
August 26, 2013
In June, the RTA mailed more than 550,000 reduced fare, ride free and ADA paratransit customers mailers about the transition to Ventra.
July 18, 2013
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
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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