RTA Board Member Quits After State Grant ControversyA South Side reverend, who was ordered in January to pay back a $91,000 state grant after he couldn’t account for how it was spent, resigned Wednesday from the Regional Transportation Authority.
Metra Wants Former Federal Prosecutor To Probe Clifford's Patronage ClaimsMetra has asked former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins to conduct an independent investigation of former CEO Alex Clifford’s patronage hiring allegations.
Former Metra CEO Calls Madigan's Requests 'Moral Character Flaw'Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford said Wednesday he does not believe House Speaker Michael Madigan broke any laws by requesting a pay raise for a political supporter, but believes it was “an ethical and moral character flaw.”
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 To Apologize For Calling Paratransit Vans A 'Limousine' ServiceThe chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority is expected to issue an apology Wednesday for calling its paratransit vans a "limousine" service.
RTA Members Worried About Metra Money ProblemsMetra ended September with a $7 million shortfall, and it has some members of the Regional Transportation Authority board concerned.