Topic : Metra

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Metra adds state funding for 2 new rail stations

Rail| April 18, 2019

The two stations have been planned for years, however, funding was first held up in the state’s budget woes and then cut in 2017.

Metra launches 'COPS' safety mobile app

Security and Safety | April 15, 2019

The app automatically disables the user’s smartphone flash to ensure discretion, and reports can be made anonymously.

Mobility| April 10, 2019

Partnership to bring last-mile connectivity to Metra services

Tenants of an office complex will be provided a monthly Lyft pass, allowing free rides between the complex and four rail stations.

Management & Operations| April 1, 2019

Chicago transits team to launch transit funding awareness campaign

Will encourage riders to contact state representatives and senators to urge their support for a long-term capital bill.

Security and Safety | March 26, 2019

Metra to hold 59 safety blitzes to reinforce safe behavior around tracks

Employees will be at one of the commuter railroad’s 242 stations during the morning commute, distributing educational materials about train and grade crossing safety.

Rail| March 21, 2019

New Metra railcar RFP allows for alternative designs

Proposals will be due in August and Metra hopes to finalize a deal by the end of the year for at least 200 new cars.

Rail| February 20, 2019

Metra to buy 15 remanufactured locomotives

Supplier, Progress Rail will take existing EMD SD70MAC freight locomotives and upgrade and configure them for passenger use.

Rail| January 30, 2019

Metra sets tracks on fire to prevent 'pull apart' from frigid temperatures

Chicago-based commuter rail system is suspending service on its Metra Electric Line on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Mobility| January 17, 2019

Lyft will show CTA, Metra schedules on its app

Chicago is the fifth city in which Lyft rolled out the new feature, called Nearby Transit.

Security and Safety | January 10, 2019

Metra unveils new line schedule allowing for PTC operation

Under PTC, the crew of a train must initialize the system (enter train and route information) before each individual run.

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