Madigan Asked Metra To Give Pay Raise To AssociatePowerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Thursday he asked senior staff at Metra to consider a pay raise for an associate who was employed at the commuter rail agency, but withdrew the recommendation after Metra's then-CEO expressed discomfort over it.
Head Of Metra Board Defends Severance Deal For Former CEOMetra Chairman Brad O’Halloran defended an expensive severance settlement with former CEO Alex Clifford, explaining the deal was cheaper than a potential lawsuit if Clifford were fired without a parting deal.
Metra Chairman To Face Questioning Over CEO's Severance PayRiders are about to get some answers about the big payday Alex Clifford received in exchange for walking away from his job as Metra CEO eight months early.
Legislators To Hold Hearing On Metra's Severance Deal For Ex-CEOAll 11 Metra Board members — as well as former Metra CEO Alex Clifford — are being asked to appear July 11 before a legislative committee delving into a hefty severance package that could reap Clifford nearly $750,000 over more than two years, lawmakers said Wednesday.
RTA Wants Answers On Former Metra CEO's Severance PackageThe Regional Transportation Authority board has called Metra's chairman to appear at a special meeting July 10 to discuss the decision by the commuter rail agency's board to approval a controversial severance agreement with CEO Alex Clifford.
BGA Questions $750K 'Golden Parachute' For Former Metra BossA government watchdog group wants the Regional Transportation Authority to look into why former Metra executive director got a severance package worth up to $750,000 when he stepped down, even though he apparently wasn’t legally entitled to any severance pay.
Metra Boss Steps Down, Taking More Than $400,000 In SeveranceMetra executive director Alex Clifford has resigned, taking a $442,000 buyout as he leaves the commuter rail agency.
Metra To Raise 10-Ride Ticket PriceMetra will sock those who use its 10-ride tickets with an 11 percent fare increase on Feb. 1, but those who use single-ride tickets or monthly passes will be spared a fare hike.
CTA, Metra, Pace Gang Up On RTA Over ConsolidationsWhen Regional Transportation Authority Chairman John Gates wrote last week urging the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace to work more closely together, he wasn't anticipating the collaboration that resulted.
Riding Metra Now Costs A Lot MoreThe biggest fare hike in Metra history is now in effect.
Metra Seeks To Remedy On-Time Performance SlipOn-time performance at Metra has slipped last year, and the commuter rail agency’s chairman, chief executive officer and board want something done about it.
Metra Board Approves Steep Fare IncreaseThe Metra board has approved the largest fare increase in the agency's history.
Metra Wraps Up Public Hearings On Fare HikesMetra Thursday night wrapped up eight public hearings in two days on the largest fare increase in the agency's history.
Riders Think Proposed Metra Fare Hikes Are Too MuchRiders told Metra’s chief executive officer at a public hearing in Homewood on Wednesday that the fare increases the agency has proposed are too much.
Metra CEO To Riders: Blame Fare Hike On Previous AdministrationIn a letter to Metra riders, the agency’s CEO on Friday called proposed fare increases “jolting” but necessary due to rising costs, lower income and inaction by the previous Metra administration.