Metra Boss: This Time Around, Rail Agency Better Prepared For WinterCEO Don Orseno ran through some of the new equipment and procedures that are expected to prevent commuters from freezing on Metra platforms this winter.
Metra Under Federal Scrutiny Following Safety ComplaintsA team of 12 federal investigators will focus on Metra's operations, testing, and training. CBS 2's Courtney Gousman reports.
Metra Seeks More Spare Train Cars, Better E-AlertsMetra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.
Metra Boss Gave Riders A Lift Home After Train BreakdownThe 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.
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.
Metra's Interim CEO, A Veteran Of Railroads, Gets Job PermanentlyInterim 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.
Report Criticizes Metra's Police ForceThe 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.
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.
Lack Of Spare Train Cars Means Crowded Rides On MetraThis 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.
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.
Metra Hoping To Reduce Wind Delays With New SolutionThe 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.