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June 10, 2014

FRA launches 45-day Metra investigation

Will focus on the commuter rail's program of operational tests and inspections for all its operating crews, with special emphasis on training, qualification and testing of locomotive engineers.


June 3, 2014

Ill. legislature approves transit ethics and oversight law

Makes several changes to the Regional Transportation Authority Metropolitan and Transit Authority Acts that the RTA has long held are critical to assuring that it is able to carry out its statutorily mandated oversight role.


May 14, 2014

Metra breaks ground on station improvements

The work includes an $8.1 million contract for a new pedestrian tunnel, retaining walls, ADA ramps, stairways, platform shelters, canopies over both inbound and outbound platforms, landscaping and other ancillary items for the station.


April 16, 2014

Metra releases names from 'patronage files'

Handwritten index cards reflecting patronage hiring at the agency dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians.


March 31, 2014

Keolis names new MBTA safety compliance officer

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

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.


March 13, 2014

Task force reviews 2 plans for Chicago transit overhaul

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

5-year Chicago study shows economy's impact on ridership

Chicago Transit Authority gained passengers, while Metra and Pace experienced modest declines.


February 6, 2014

Report: Chicago transit not serving region’s commuting needs

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

Chicago’s Metra names new CEO

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.


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