At its board meeting this week, Metra announced it is re-issuing its request for proposals for new railcars. The previous request specified that the cars match Metra’s current 50-year-old “gallery” design, and only one firm responded. Now, the Chicagoland commuter rail agency is broadening its request to include newer, better designs. This is great news, and a good first step for Metra in modernizing and improving its service.
November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
The best way to see how fast, frequent, and dependable trains transform communities is to ride them and see the cities they serve.
Hopefully, you can join us in Rome on November 3rd to see how Italy has implemented the Phased Network Approach: building segments of high-speed line that benefit many communities at once.
You will ride high-speed trains of two competing companies, visit great stations and learn about local transit systems. An optional add-on to Bari on the Adriatic coast may include a visit to a construction site. Here are some highlights: