Board of Directors

The 11-member Metra Board of Directors, made up of members representing the six-county Chicago metropolitan area, meets once a month to discuss various matters. Biographies of current board members can be found here.

The 2023 meeting dates of the Board of Directors can be found here. All Board meetings are webcast. On meeting dates, a "Video" link will appear in the list below for public viewing.

Public Comment

Public Comment is permitted at open meetings of the Metra Board of Directors. Public comments will take place at a time specified in the meeting agenda. Persons wishing to address the Board shall follow the procedures set forth below.

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Metra Board of Directors will take place at 9:30 a.m. each month in the Board Room on the 13th Floor at 547 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Board Meeting dates, locations, and times are subject to change. Please view this page to confirm the date, location, and time of each month’s meeting. Public comment periods are generally held near the beginning of the meeting. Each speaker will be allotted three minutes to address the Board. The Chair of the Board will keep track of the time and advise you when the time is up. The total time allotted for all such comments shall be limited to 30 minutes, unless special permission for any time extension is granted by the Chair of the Board. When attending Board meetings, a mask is required to be worn while in the building, whether you are vaccinated or not.

Individuals wishing to address the Board at the meeting shall complete the public comment form. Individuals will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, with a priority given to speakers wanting to comment on agenda items. Other remarks shall be confined to topics or activities that fall within the statutory authority of Metra.

If you have been selected to speak, the Chair of the Board will call on you to address the Board at the appropriate time. You will be asked to state your name for the record. You may provide other information, like any organization you are representing, and the city and county of your residence.

Members of the public who show proof of vaccination may attend Board meetings in the Board meeting room and provide comments in person from the podium. Masks are optional.

Members of the public who do not show proof of vaccination will be provided access to a separate room where they can view the meeting electronically and provide public comments remotely from there. They will be required to wear a mask and stay six feet apart from others. Space in the separate room will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Individuals who wish to send in a comment to be read during the public comment period of the board meeting, please fill out the form you can find here and email it to Metra at You can also call in your comments to 312-322-6962.
These comments must be received by Metra on or before the day before the board meeting

Citizen Advisory Board

The Citizen Advisory Board meets quarterly and provides counsel on how Metra policies, programs and services affect riders and area constituents. Biographies of current members can be found here.

A list of 2023 CAB meeting dates can be found here. The January 26 meeting has been rescheduled to Feb. 2.

Board of Directors Meetings and other webcasts