Interim CEO wants public to put its trust in Metra again
Metra's interim CEO Don Orseno wants the public to have faith in Metra after a scandalous summer. Here are his views on customer service, fare hikes, Ventra, service expansion and what he'd do when politicians come knocking. Plus Transportation Writer Marni Pyke answers reader questions and traffic tips.
Dump your steering wheelEmbrace the train or bus this month during Car Free Week, which runs Sept. 22 through 28. The annual effort encourages drivers to reduce congestion and save money on gas by walking, biking or using public transit. Car-free participants can register at https://www.drivelesslivemore.com/public/home.aspx and win prizes including a bicycle and hotel/restaurant package in Chicago. Sponsors include the Active Transportation Alliance and Regional Transportation Authority.