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F40PH-3s riding Metra rails
The first of 41 Metra F40PH locomotives rebuilt under a $91 million remanufacturing contract has returned to service. Now designated as F40PH-3s, these units, features the railroad’s new paint scheme…
Metra puts double-deck coach procurement on ice
Chicago area commuter rail operator Metra announced August 9, 2016 that due to changes in the availability of capital required to fund its $2.4 billion modernization plan, the agency has…
NARP honors Metra Senior Manager with Burch Memorial Safety Award
The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) honored Shamonda Jones, Senior Manager of Metra Commuter Rail in Chicago, with the Dr. Gary Burch Memorial Award during NARP’s April 12th congressional…
Metra equips railcar with cameras to test functionality
Metra Electric Line customers may have noticed some small cameras inside one of their cars—it’s part of a very preliminary test to determine how camera technology can be used on…
Wabtec lands $45 million PTC contracts with Metra, PTG
Wabtec Corporation has signed contracts worth about $45 million to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Metra, the Northeast Illinois commuter rail system.…
Cubic launches Ventra mobile app for CTA, Metra and Pace
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corp., on Nov. 19, 2015 released the Ventra Mobile App for Chicago Transit Authority rapid transit, Metra regional/commuter rail and Pace…
Chicago Union Station redevelopment moves forward
As part of ongoing work to improve Chicago Union Station, Amtrak, Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) have launched several initiatives aimed at advancing iconic station’s master redevelopment plan.
GATX Corporation, Shedd Aquarium partner on unique boxcar
GATX Corporation, founded 117 years ago in Chicago, is helping to bring awareness to another iconic Chicago institution, John G. Shedd Aquarium. With support from GATX's customer, Packaging Corporation of…
UP elevates two public affairs officers
Union Pacific has promoted two public affairs officers to new positions, effective Oct. 1, 2015. Wes Lujan has been named Vice President Public Affairs, Western Region, and Liisa Stark has…
Parsons awarded Metra PTC contract
Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail operator, has awarded Parsons a contract to install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology on its commuter rail lines.
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