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.READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers Amid Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
“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.