Metra is entering its 2020 fiscal year in a substantially better position than it was in a year ago, and for that we have Springfield to thank. By approving the first statewide capital program in 10 years, the Legislature and Gov. J. B. Pritzker have thrown a lifeline to Metra and other entities across the state that were starved for infrastructure funding. For the first time in a long time, Metra has a major infusion of dollars with which to attack a huge backlog of capital needs, and we are greatly pleased to detail our plans for spending that money.