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Metra launches 'Metra Moves Me' ad campaign

The campaign is designed to evoke an emotional response from prospective customers and, ultimately, get them to consider the stress-relief advantages of riding Metra versus the frustrations of driving their car to work.

Metra starts next in-house railcar rehab program

The first round of the program, which began in 2010 and cost $115 million, renovated 176 railcars that were manufactured by Amerail (originally Morrison Knudson) and delivered to Metra between 1995 and 1998.

Metra to conduct 51 safety blitzes in 2017

Safety employees will be at one of the commuter railroad’s 241 stations during the morning commute, distributing educational materials about train and grade crossing safety, answering questions and listening to commuters’ safety concerns.

Uber named Metra’s official rideshare partner

Uber’s name will be featured on a wide range of promotional materials, including posters displayed at train stations and on Metra trains, timetables, mailing inserts and at ticket office windows.