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Metra falling further behind budget amid COVID-19 ridership decline, with cost cuts coming down the line

Metra says coronavirus will cost it $605 million in lost revenues — $70 million more than expected — through 2021

No alcohol on Metra this weekend — and maybe no bikes, either

The search for a way to unsnarl Union Station begins

Lawsuit: Metra's derailing our deal

Metra delays rise in February, but March numbers improving

Metra says it will work all night for smooth morning commute

RTA signs off on $2.9 billion 2015 budget; $3.8 billion, five-year capital plan

The Regional Transportation Authority Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a $2.9 billion 2015 operational budget for the three service boards whose financing it oversees – the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace.

The CTA will receive $1.44 billion under the budget plan, the lion’s share of the funding. The RTA allocated $753.1 million for Metra and $223.3 million for Pace, according to a press release from the agency. RTA’s 2015 budget also sets aside $172.2 million for ADA paratransit and $42.2 million for the RTA’s own operations.

Metra board approves 10.8-percent fare increase starting Feb. 1

RTA Board makes Leanne Redden permanent executive director

The Regional Transportation Authority Board approved the appointment of Leanne Redden to a three-year term as the agency’s executive director on Wednesday.

Redden has served as the RTA’s acting executive director since March. The board selected her for that post in December after former Executive Director Joe Costello announced his resignation.