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CTA won't perform work on Addison stop during Cubs home opener

Metra management will get pay raises

Non-union Metra employees, including managers, directors, and other senior staff members, will enjoy raises this year, Metra CEO Don Orseno announced Thursday at a City Club of Chicago speech.

About 450 employees will split $2.4 million, which comes to an average 8 percent pay hike per employee. Orseno said that the raises, which total 0.3 percent of Metra’s annual operating budget, are needed to keep high-quality staff in positions that often have much larger paychecks in the private sector.


Ashland express bus: Urban planner asks neighbors to compromise

Blue Line construction between Western and Damen starts this weekend

O'Hare, Midway to get more customs, border agents

Transit Task Force co-chair: RTA is out of chances

The Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force issued its final recommendations Monday, including a plan to scotch the Regional Transportation Authority and consolidate the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and Pace Suburban Bus Service into one “superagency.”

The recommendations will now go for consideration to Gov. Pat Quinn, who convened the panel, and the General Assembly. Task force members said that they were optimistic that the state Legislature, which created the RTA in the early 1970s, would adopt at least some of their recommendations.

Bloomingdale Trail: Bridge over Ashland removed ahead of schedule

Ethics, consolidation not only issues on Transit Task Force’s agenda

The Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force will release its final recommendations Monday for the Chicago-area transit system. The report is expected to address concerns beyond charges of Metra patronage hiring, which spurred Gov. Pat Quinn to convene the panel last summer, and look at issues like contracting for which the transit agencies often fail to coordinate their efforts.

Train driver worked 69 hours in seven days leading up to crash

O'Hare derailment video surfaces as operator admits she fell asleep