Metra names McCann as chief operating officer

Metra has promoted Kevin McCann, who rose through the ranks to become head of the agency’s Mechanical Department, to be its next chief operating officer.

Metro seeking proposals to fast-track Yellow Line Bridge and tunnel rehabilitation project

Metro is preparing for a major capital project that will rehabilitate the Yellow Line Bridge spanning the Potomac River and repair the steel lined tunnel between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations, both of which date to original construction more than 40 years ago.

Winter hammers rail operations—Metra is a good example

Railroads that operate in northernmost regions in the U.S. face horrific winter conditions almost every year.

Watch: Switch heaters keep Metra rolling in winter weather

Anyone who has spent any part of the winter in Chicago knows that winter weather hammers the city. Snow and wind blowing off of Lake Michigan, heavy general snowfall, sub-zero temperatures, wind,

Metra Board approves purchase of up to 500 modern railcars

The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase of up to 500 state-of-the-art railcars from Alstom Transportation Inc., opting for new multilevel cars that will be more comfortable, accessible, reliable and

Metra offers free rides on New Year’s Eve

Hoping to help its customers end the year on a positive note, Metra will offer free travel on all trains arriving at or departing from Metra’s downtown stations after 6 p.m. on

Metra Board OKs pact with Cook County to improve transit in South Cook

The Metra Board of Directors [last week] backed a Cook County initiative to improve transit service on the South Side of Chicago and in the south suburbs, starting with a 50 percent

Temporary closures of North Side streets for UP North Line bridge project began on Oct. 26

Metra’s project to replace 11 bridges along its Union Pacific North Line on Chicago’s North Side will require the temporary closure of three streets beginning Monday, Oct. 26. From Monday, Oct. 26,

Class 1 fuel surcharges

Union Pacific responds to RT&S story on Metra lawsuit

Yesterday, RT&S published a story about Metra bringing suit against Union Pacific for breach of contract. You can read that story via the preceding link. Today, Union Pacific responded to our report

Metra sues Union Pacific for breach of contract

Ed. Note: Union Pacific has responded to our story on the Metra lawsuit. Please follow the preceding link to read their statement. DCL Metra [yesterday] sued Union Pacific Railroad for breach of