Metra adopted its first-ever strategic plan, On Track to Excellence, in 2017, covering the 2018-22 time period. Over the course of 2022, Metra has worked to update that plan for the next five years, 2023-27. The strategic plan update is titled My Metra, Our Future and the timeline for its development is below. 



First, Metra developed draft mission and vision statements and new strategic goals for My Metra, Our Future. Next, Metra and sought input and incorporated feedback on these from a public survey and meetings with our key stakeholders. After incorporating this feedback, a draft plan was developed for review by stakeholders, Metra’s leadership, and the public. To gather feedback on the draft plan, Metra conducted a virtual meeting and public open houses throughout our service area (in conjunction with our 2023 Budget Public Hearings). Metra collected public comments from October 26, 2022, through November 18, 2022; the comment period is now closed.

The public open house schedule for the My Metra, Our Future strategic plan is listed below.

A virtual public meeting was held via zoom on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A recording of the meeting is posted below.


In-person Open Houses

Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.:
City of Chicago
Metra Headquarters

DuPage County
Clarendon Hills Village Hall

Lake County
Mundelein Village Hall

Will County
Joliet City Hall Council Chambers

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.:
Kane County
Kane County Government Center

McHenry County
Crystal Lake City Hall

North Suburban Cook County
Hanover Park Police Department

South Suburban Cook County
East Hazel Crest Village Hall

Next Steps

At this time we are incorporating feedback we received from the meetings and surveys on the draft plan. A final plan will be written and presented to the Metra Board for adoption in early 2023.