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
Clarendon Hills Village Hall
Mundelein Village Hall
Joliet City Hall Council Chambers
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.:
Kane County Government Center
Crystal Lake City Hall
North Suburban Cook County
Hanover Park Police Department
South Suburban Cook County
East Hazel Crest Village Hall
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.
- My Metra, Our Future DRAFT Strategic Plan, October 2022: Metra’s draft update to On Track to Excellence. Once finalized and adopted, this updated plan will guide Metra’s decision-making over the next five-year period, 2023-2027.
- On Track to Excellence Strategic Plan, November 2017: Metra’s first-ever strategic plan includes five strategic goals that have driven the agency’s activities over the 2018-2022 time period.
- Systemwide Cost Benefit Analysis of Major Capital Improvements, January 2019 is a high-level comparison of 38 potential projects to improve and expand Metra’s system that grew out of Metra’s strategic planning process