Reform bill aims to tighten transit agency scrutiny

By Richard Wronski, Tribune reporter 10:00 p.m. CDT, June 7, 2014 Spurred by the uproar over the potential $871,000 severance payout awarded last summer to ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford, state lawmakers have approved a measure requiring tighter scrutiny over future payouts for transit agency employees. The so-called Clifford clause…

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Transit shake-up not on fast track, key lawmaker says

By Rosalind Rossi Chicago Sun-Times –  Transportation Reporter – Updated April 22, 2014 Legislative efforts to dramatically shake up how the Chicago area’s transit agencies are organized probably won’t become a reality until next year, the chairman of the House Mass Transit Committee said Monday. Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields,…

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Kadner: Metra repairs Richton Park station

By Phil Kadner – SouthTown Star – Updated March 26, 2014 Metra officials have made several repairs to a Richton Park commuter train station where water leaked through a roof onto commuters’ heads, according to a spokeswoman for the transit agency. One other repair to the roof may be done…

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