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Executive Team

Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday and weekend schedules posted here, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 08/10/2020 - 12:04PM

Chris Krakar

Chief Engineering Officer

Mr. Krakar was named Chief Engineering Officer in January 2019. In his current role, he directs the planning, development, and organization of all Engineering Department activities. The Engineering Department is responsible for the design and maintenance of Metra's infrastructure, including track, signals, telecommunications, bridges and buildings.

Enlisting in the Air Force in his late teens, Mr. Krakar began his military career as an electronics technician, leading to the development of his interest in the field of electronic engineering.  Upon separation from service, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

After completing his degree, Mr. Krakar joined Metra and worked his way up the ranks to become the agency’s Director of Telecommunications Engineering. In his various roles within Metra’s Telecommunications Department, Mr.Krakar has been responsible for system design, maintenance supervision and project management.


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