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Leadership

Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM
  • Metra is operating an alternate weekday schedule until further notice to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It is using its normal weekend schedules on lines that have weekend service.
  • The alternate weekday schedules, which can be viewed here, represent about half of Metra's normal weekday service but provide adequate service for those who still need to travel. There are changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which is operating its normal schedule. Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing. The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal.
  • Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.
Last Updated - 04/09/2020 - 10:35AM

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Norman Carlson
Chairman

Norman Carlson was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in April 2013 by the Chairman of the Lake County Board, and was elected Chairman of the Metra Board in October 2016.

Romayne C. Brown
Vice Chairman

Romayne C. Brown was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in September 2013, and was elected Vice Chairman of the Metra Board in October 2016.

John Plante
Director and Treasurer

John Plante was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in October 2013 by the north suburban members of the Cook County Board.

Director and Secretary

Rodney S. Craig was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2014 by the suburban members of the Cook County Board.

Don A. De Graff
Director

Don A. De Graff was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2011 by the south suburban members of the Cook County Board.

Ken Koehler
Director

Ken Koehler was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in September 2015 by the McHenry County Board. He is a 52-year resident of McHenry County and Crystal Lake.

Director

Steven K. Messerli was appointed to the Commuter Rail Board (Metra) in 2017 by the Chairman of the Kane County Board.

Director

Donald A. (Don) Orseno was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in December 2019 by the Will County Executive.

Director

Stephen Palmer was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2016 by south and west suburban members of the Cook County Board.

Director

Cory L. Thames was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in January 2019 by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

John P. Zediker
Director

John P. Zediker was appointed to the Metra Board of Directors in 2013 by the Chairman of the DuPage County Board.

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