Give Metra a Piece of Your Mind

Metra will host a public meeting to represent South Suburban Cook County at Homewood Village Hall on July 19. Bring your thoughts and gripes.

For the Orland Park commuters with complains after getting on at , or and even , the time has come to let voices be heard.

Metra will lend an ear to the public Thursday, July 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., during a South Suburban Cook County strategic plan open house meeting at .

Specifically, the meeting will address the following questions:

  • What should Metra's mission be?
  • What should Metra's vision for the future be?
  • What projects should Metra focus its energies and resources on?

Those who would like to participate, but don't wish to attend the meeting are invited to fill out a survey on Metra's website.

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McGinnisSlough July 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM
They should pause the meeting multiple times for 10-15 minutes due to freight train interference.
Jim H. July 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM
What a shame and a scam at the same time!! Metra at one time was the pre-eminent local provider of commuter services. Unfortunately, as a daily Metra rider I can attest that it has steadily gone downhill - especially in the last 3-5 years. Service is worse than ever, maintenance of equipment is no longer addressed, and its employees have become more surly reflecting the lack of leadership at this agency. Now the ultimate insult - Metra's management wants us to do their work for them!! Sheesh! Hey Metra - if YOU don't have a clue about your mission (your purpose or reason for existing), your vision (your picture of where you see yourselves in 5- 10 years) - or can't figure out where to focus your resources and energies, then you have no reason being in business and will continue to die the slow, painful death which most of us can see has already started! (Here’s a clue – you exist to provide commuter services to the public to get from one place to another.) Is it that hard to figure out? Another bureaucracy just like state, county, and local government - filled with incompetent political cronies and hacks who couldn’t lead a one-car funeral! So sad.
Sue N. July 11, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I filled it out, but not sure why. The Board didn't seem to care about any of our input regarding the unfair rate increase on the suburban riders. So not really expecting them to make any changes to really benefit the regular commuters, unless its a way to put more money in the Board Members pockets.


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