RTA Board Slams Metra Board's Severance Deal For Former CEORegional Transportation Authority board member William Coulson said former Metra chair Brad O'Halloran and director Larry Huggins sparked a clash with former CEO Alex Clifford over political hires at the agency.
RTA Audit Says Settlement With Former CEO "Flawed"The Regional Transportation Authority is putting the finishing touches on a sharply critical audit of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford’s severance agreement – and says the commuter rail agency could have gotten out of the contract for a fraction of the potential $718,000 cost.
Metra Board Meets For First Time Since CEO's OusterPlagued by scandal and a series of resignations, the Metra board met Friday, with barely enough members to get any work done.
Resignations Have RTA Head Pleading For New Appointees To Metra BoardAfter, another resignation from the Metra Board, the head of the Regional Transportation Authority is pleading with suburban official to appoint members to fill all the empty seats. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore has the story.
Quinn Taps Fitzgerald, Former CTA Chair For Transit Reform PanelGov. Pat Quinn has appointed former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald and former CTA Board chair Carole Brown to a panel tasked with recommending reforms for the Chicago area's public transit agencies, in the wake of patronage allegations at Metra.
Scandal-Plagued Metra Board May Lose Another MemberAnother Metra board member may be on the verge of being forced from his seat.
Fourth Metra Board Member ResignsA fourth member of the Metra board has now quit following the blistering criticism that the commuter rail agency has faced over the buyout of its former chief executive officer.
State Sen. Bill Brady Calls For Metra Shake-UpState Senator Bill Brady says Metra has lost its ability to be effective, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Lawmaker Seeks 'Wholesale Change' At Metra After Latest ScandalA 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.
Ex-Metra CEO To Testify About Madigan Patronage ClaimEx-Metra CEO Alex Clifford will testify to the Regional Transportation Authority about how House Speaker Michael Madigan asked him to raise the pay of a Madigan campaign worker and to hire another friend of the powerful Southwest Side Democrat.
After Big Sales Drop, Metra Might Resume 10-Ride DiscountMetra Chairman Brad O'Halloran said that he would ask the Metra board at its next meeting, in August, to roll back the price of the ticket to pre-February levels, when the 10-ride ticket was sold for the price of nine rides.