Reconnecting the Midwest with fast, frequent and reliable trains.


July 19, 2018

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.