Metra board names interim boss; 3 members asked to resign

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Metra has a new boss but only a temporary one.

The Metra board met Tuesday morning and named Don Orseno interim executive director. Orseno had been running Metra’s Engineering, Transportation and Mechanical Divisions. He takes the place of Alex Cifford who was fired as CEO in June.

The board currently doesn’t have enough members to appoint a permanent chief.

Hours after an embattled Metra board named an interim executive director, the board’s three Cook County representatives were asked to resign by the officials who appointed them.


The commissioners say the resignations could help restore the public’s faith in Metra

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