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Metra Under Federal Scrutiny Following Safety Complaints

A team of 12 federal investigators will focus on Metra’s operations, testing, and training. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

06/06/2014

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Metra Seeks More Spare Train Cars, Better E-Alerts

Metra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

Don Orseno, Metra's new CEO (Metra)

Metra Boss Gave Riders A Lift Home After Train Breakdown

The next time a Metra train breaks down, it may be the boss who gives you a ride home. It has already happened and WBBM’s Bob Roberts has the exclusive story.

02/12/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Boss Faces Lawmakers’ Questions About Winter Delays

State lawmakers put the new head of Metra on the hot seat Monday over frequent weather delays during the record cold this winter.

02/10/2014

Don Orseno, Metra's new CEO (Metra)

Metra’s Interim CEO, A Veteran Of Railroads, Gets Job Permanently

Interim CEO Don Orseno, a former chief of operations and a train engineer earlier in his career, on Friday was named chief executive officer at $262,000 a year.

01/31/2014

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Report Criticizes Metra’s Police Force

The report says Metra’s police force has been slow to transition from one that protects property to one that prevents crime and guards against terrorists.

01/22/2014

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RTA Chairman Orders Review Of Metra Performance In Wake Of Cold Weather Problems

Metra has begun a self-examination of its performance in this month’s snow and bitter cold, even as the Regional Transportation Authority orders its own review.

01/15/2014

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Lack Of Spare Train Cars Means Crowded Rides On Metra

This will be another crowded day on many rush-hour Metra trains, and it appears that riders will have to endure shorter, and in many cases more crowded, trains at least through Friday.

01/15/2014

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Interim Metra CEO Apologizes For Delays, Poor Communications

Metra’s top executive is apologizing for a series of problems that have befallen the commuter rail system over the past two weeks; Not the least of which is the way it has communicated with riders.

01/14/2014

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Metra Hoping To Reduce Wind Delays With New Solution

The commuter rail agency’s high-wind solution is decidedly low-tech — the anemometer, a wind-speed measuring instrument that has been around for more than 500 years.

11/11/2013

Don Orseno, a 40-year veteran of the railroad industry, was selected as Metra's interim executive director on Aug. 27, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Metra Board Picks ‘Railroad Man’ As Interim Director

Don Orseno has been serving as Metra’s operations chief, and has been working in the railroad industry for 40 years.

08/27/2013