Brady proposes reforms for Metra

 
Associated Press
Updated 7/31/2013 4:57 PM

State Sen. Bill Brady is proposing legislation to replace the Metra board of directors and impose other reforms to the commuter rail agency.

Brady is one of four Republicans who've announced they're running for Illinois governor in 2014.

 

In a statement Wednesday, Brady says the Metra board has been "more involved in questionable personnel and political dealings than in fulfilling its real duties."

He says the board chairman should be limited to one two-year term. He also says there should be more scrutiny of board appointments.

Brady's comments follow allegations of improper political influence at Metra.

Gov. Pat Quinn and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley are seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. They've also said reforms are needed.

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