Safety Concerns Prompt Federal Investigation of Metra

Three Incidents in Ten Days Lead to Federal Investigation of Metra


Stephen I. Lane






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Earlier this month, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced a “deep-dive special assessment” of Metra in response to three safety-related allegations in a ten-day period. If you, or someone you love, ride the Metra, it is an important investigation to know about.

The Allegations

According to the Chicago Tribune, there were:


Metra reported all three incidents to the FRA.

The Investigation

There are at least two investigations happening simultaneously with regard to the incidents described above. They include:


According to Metra, the railroad reports approximately six incidents per year. Three incidents in a ten-day period is not typical.

Do you ride the Metra? Are you worried about your safety? Please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts about safety on the Metra in general or these investigations specifically.

Category: Public Transportation Accidents


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