Metra owns 150 locomotives that haul hundreds of thousands of Chicagoland commuters every day. Like most of Metra’s fleet, many of these locomotives are downright old and need to be replaced. Metra’s best option is to buy new locomotives that meet “Tier 4” emissions standards, like the new Amtrak locomotive pictured here.
Tell Springfield: Fund new Tier 4 locomotives for Metra!
June 26, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join YPT-Chicago and Midwest High Speed Rail Association's Young Professionals Board for a conversation with Richard Harnish about the state of rail transportation and infrastructure in Illinois, and to learn more about the plans and works to bring high speed rail service to the region.
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: