RailTEC White Paper Referenced

January 2019: A white paper prepared by the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) and commissioned by Metra was cited in a newspaper opinion-editorial in the Daily Herald on January 11, 2019. The op-ed was written by three of Chicago Metra’s board of directors addressing their concern for the commuter railroad’s “dire” capital funding crisis and warning of potential service cuts. The authors referenced the white paper’s statements that failure to spend $1 in preventive maintenance now can cost $4 in deferred maintenance later. Click here to read the entire article.