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Metra task force holds second public hearing

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By Associated Press

A state panel charged with coming up with reforms for Metra and other Illinois public transit agencies is set to have a second public hearing.

The Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force meets Wednesday in downtown Chicago.


Gov. Pat Quinn formed the group in August after allegations about political hiring at Metra. He's called for an overhaul of the commuter rail agency, PACE and other transit agencies.

Appointed members of the task force include former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider. They're expected to send a first batch of suggested reforms to Quinn by Oct. 18. Lawmakers are set to meet in Springfield days later, and could take up legislation based on the suggestions.

The group will submit a final report in January.

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