Chief Operating Officer
Mr. McCann became Metra’s Chief Operating Officer in July 2021. As COO, he leads all aspects of commuter railroad operations: Transportation, Mechanical, Engineering, Positive Train Control, Safety, Rules, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Operations Training, T&E Training and Certification. Mr. McCann had previously served as Metra’s Chief Mechanical Officer, starting in January 2018. As Chief Mechanical Officer, Mr. McCann oversaw all activities of Metra's Mechanical Department, including field operations, shop operations, engineering and planning, asset management, reliability-centered maintenance, and state of good repair. He ensured that inspections, maintenance, repairs, and overhaul of Metra’s rolling stock was completed in a safe, efficient manner and in accordance with federal regulations, APTA guidelines and industry standards. He was responsible for the development and integration of Mechanical Capital Projects and assisted with the development of long-range plans and projections for rolling stock composition, maintenance facilities and coach yards.