Metra

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has unveiled a six-year, $8.6-billion capital construction program plan consisting of federal, state, and local funds. The plan incorporates $1.85 billion for public transportation.
Metra has won a local Silver Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation, honoring the agency's digital billboard touting the Chicagoland regional rail system as the area's "Real Expressway."
Chicagoland's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, has adopted a 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, charting RTA's investment during the next five years.
Chicago-based Metra Wednesday touted the arrival of the first four "Highliner" cars on the property, built by Nagoya, Japan-based Nippon Sharyo, in conjunction with Sumitomo Corp. of America.