Topic : Metra

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New Metra railcar RFP allows for alternative designs

Rail| March 21, 2019

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.

Metra to buy 15 remanufactured locomotives

Rail| February 20, 2019

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.

Rail| December 13, 2018

Clever Devices to replace Metra tracking, announcement systems

The contract also calls for a test on 11 cars of an automatic passenger counting system that uses cameras in the entrances.

Management & Operations| December 11, 2018

Metra ends 'anonymous' purchases on Ventra mobile payment app

If a phone is lost, stolen, damaged or replaced, user’s account information can be used to restore any tickets that were lost.

Management & Operations| November 29, 2018

Report finds job growth near public transit options

Since 2005, 60% of all the new jobs created in the Chicago region are in areas with high-quality transit service.

Rail| November 12, 2018

Metra adds more vehicles to replace aging fleet

The F59PHs were built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corp. in 1988.

Rail| October 10, 2018

Public-private partnership formed to test Metra reverse-commute

Metra to work with businesses and governments to add Milwaukee North trains

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