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  • Suit alleges negligence by Metra in employee's death

    Suit alleges negligence by Metra in employee's death
    The estate of a Metra employee struck and killed by a train earlier this summer is now suing the commuter rail agency. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that negligence by Metra caused the July 5 death of track laborer Luis...
  • Another Metra board member leaving in wake of scandal

    Another Metra board member leaving in wake of scandal
    The embattled Metra board will lose yet another member after a severance scandal that engulfed the commuter rail agency this past summer, officials said Wednesday. Board member William Widmer will leave the agency as soon as Cook County commissioners...
  • Kane, DuPage fill vacancies on transportation agency boards

    Kane, DuPage fill vacancies on transportation agency boards
    Metra's board of directors will be getting its first Hispanic member with the appointment Tuesday of former federal judge Manuel Barbosa of Elgin. Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen named Barbosa to the commuter rail agency's board along with the...
  • All aboard: CTA, Pace start big Ventra card rollout Monday

    All aboard: CTA, Pace start big Ventra card rollout Monday
    The CTA and Pace on Monday will make their big rollout of a next-generation fare-payment system while beginning to phase out transit cards that have provided many years of dependable service but are showing signs of age. Through early next year, the...
  • Metra board applicant never heard from DuPage chairman

    Metra board applicant never heard from DuPage chairman
    Another DuPage County resident stepped forward today, complaining that he asked last month to be considered for an appointment to Metra's board but never heard back from County Chairman Dan Cronin, who plans to name a fellow politician to the post....
  • Weeks in Review: Open thread

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • RTA board's city-suburb split leads to deadlock on 2014 budget plan

    RTA board's city-suburb split leads to deadlock on 2014 budget plan
    Partisan gridlock prevented the Regional Transportation Authority board Wednesday from carrying out its routine annual responsibility to set estimates of funding levels for the CTA, Metra and Pace to plan their budgets for next year. The move to...
  • Kass: Taxpayers: The heat is on us

    Kass: Taxpayers: The heat is on us
    There's nothing quite like inserting a can of beer into a chicken while you're contemplating how politicians treat us taxpayers. A week before the big Labor Day barbecue weekend, our politicos are positively grill-tastic, preparing for the fall...
  • Metra meeting called to consider appointing interim leader

    Metra meeting called to consider appointing interim leader
    Metra’s acting chairman has called a special meeting for Tuesday to consider naming a single interim executive director for the embattled commuter rail agency. The resignation-diminished board is scheduled discuss an ordinance concerning an...
  • Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal

    Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal
    After pressuring a Metra contractor to hire more African-American companies for a crucial South Side rail project, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recommended that the commuter rail agency pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
  • Scathing audit accuses Metra of misleading public over CEO's ouster

    Scathing audit accuses Metra of misleading public over CEO's ouster
    Metra officials repeatedly misled the public when they insisted that an unusually large severance package for former CEO Alex Clifford saved taxpayers millions of dollars in potential litigation costs, a bruising report from the Regional Transportation...
  • Getting Around: Divvy bike-sharing program catching on in Chicago

    Getting Around: Divvy bike-sharing program catching on in Chicago
    Chicago's budding bicycle-sharing program has attracted thousands of tourists, biking enthusiasts and the just-plain curious this summer, city transportation officials say. But preliminary data obtained by the Tribune suggest the new service also is...