SSMMA passes resolution for Metra to cease expansion into non-RTA-taxpaying areas
In response, SSMMA’s Transportation Committee and the full board considered and unanimously passed Resolution 2019-002 last week. It is the Resolution Regarding Metra Resource Allocation that calls for Metra to cease all efforts and expenditures for expansion of commuter rail service into non-RTA-taxpaying area, including any feasibility and engineering studies. Further, the Resolution states, if expansion is going to be funded at the expense of maintenance, Metra should focus all efforts toward the Southeast Service Line where communities have already invested taxes to the RTA, planned the facilities, and purchased property. See full resolution here.