CHICAGO (CBS) — A state lawmaker thinks the Metra chairman’s violation of a ban on outside government pay should be the last straw for the entire Metra board.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) said the entire board needs to go, and he wants Gov. Pat Quinn to wipe the slate clean at the Metra board and the Regional Transportation Authority.
“I’m advocating wholesale change. I think the governor needs to clean house. I think he ought to put in an emergency manager over at Metra, and I think it gives us a perfect opportunity to revamp all four of our transit agencies,” he said, referring to the RTA, and the three transit agencies it oversees: Metra, the CTA, and Pace.