Metra http://peoriapublicradio.org en Gov. vetoes measure for mass-transit agencies http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-vetoes-measure-mass-transit-agencies <div>Governor Pat Quinn has rejected a bill that would have allowed public transit agencies to take on more expensive projects without giving public notice or going through a bidding process.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:26:17 +0000 Brian Mackey 11072 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal Railroad Administration stepping up http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-railroad-administration-stepping <div>After several recent management changes at Metra, the Federal Railroad Administration&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">is stepping in to make sure the trains are still safe and efficient.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:54:43 +0000 Alan Yu 10434 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal Railroad Administration stepping up Quinn speaks out against Metra leadership http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-speaks-out-against-metra-leadership <p></p><p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is speaking out against leadership at the troubled Metra rail agency and its parent organization. &nbsp;IPR’s Tony Arnold explains:</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:54:10 +0000 Tony Arnold 9942 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn speaks out against Metra leadership Daley wants to get rid of Regional Transportation Authority http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/daley-wants-get-rid-regional-transportation-authority <div>Bill Daley says he wants to eliminate the agency that oversees all other transit agencies around Chicago.</div><div> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:01:23 +0000 Tony Arnold 9420 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Daley wants to get rid of Regional Transportation Authority Madigan calls for investigation on himself http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-calls-investigation-himself <p></p><p>The latest person to call for an investigation into Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s dealings with Metra is House Speaker Michael Madigan. As IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports, his office released a letter Friday afternoon encouraging an official ethics investigation.</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:18:43 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9148 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan calls for investigation on himself Ex Metra CEO addresses controversy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ex-metra-ceo-addresses-controversy <p></p><div>Metra's ex CEO answered questions Wednesday about political patronage and his controversial severance package. &nbsp;IPR's Yolanda Perdomo reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:05:25 +0000 Alex Rusciano 9030 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ex Metra CEO addresses controversy Quinn staying out of Metra, Madigan controversy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-staying-out-metra-madigan-controversy <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn appears to be staying out of a controversy over House Speaker Mike Madigan's role in employment decisions at Metra, the suburban Chicago commuter rail agency.</div><div>Madigan last week acknowledged suggesting a pay raise for a campaign donor who had a $57,000-a-year job at Metra.</div><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:32:31 +0000 Brian Mackey 8905 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn staying out of Metra, Madigan controversy