Saturday, February 1, 2014

Orseno Named Metra Executive Chief

Very pleased with the unanimous choice of Don Orseno.  Looking forward to working with him in the future!

The Chicago Tribune Reports

Don Orseno, a 30-year Metra veteran and former locomotive engineer, was appointed Friday to run the nation's second-largest commuter rail agency, taking over as Metra struggles to overcome a patronage controversy and service-crippling weather.
Metra's interim chief since August, Orseno was the unanimous choice of Metra's 11-member board, which selected him from a field of four candidates after a nationwide search.
Orseno, 59, said one of his first tasks will be "rebuilding the trust" of riders who were inconvenienced by the delays and scores of cancellations that started Jan. 6 with the first round of subzero arctic cold and snow.

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