Function

Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).

Please visit the Metra Board site for more information about this board and its proceedings.

Term

Four (4) years

Confirmation

See below.

Compensation

Chairman receives an annual salary of $25,000. Other Directors receive an annual salary of $15,000.

Qualifications

See below.

Composition
  • One (1) Director shall be appointed by the Chairman of the DuPage County Board with the advice and consent of the DuPage County Board and shall reside in DuPage County.
  • One (1) Director shall be appointed by the Chairman of the McHenry County Board with the advice and consent of the McHenry County Board and shall reside in McHenry County.
  • One (1) Director shall be appointed by the Will County Executive with the advice and consent of the Will County Board and shall reside in Will County.
  • One (1) Director shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Lake County Board with the advice and consent of the Lake County Board and shall reside in Lake County.
  • One (1) Director shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Kane County Board with the advice and consent of the Kane County Board and shall reside in Kane County.
  • One (1) Director shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago with the advice and consent of the City Council of the City of Chicago and shall reside in the City of Chicago.
  • Five (5) Directors residing in Cook County outside of the City of Chicago, as follows:
    • (i) One (1) Director who resides in Cook County outside of the City of Chicago, appointed by the President of the Cook County Board with the advice and consent of the members of the Cook County Board.
    • (ii) One (1) Director who resides in the township of Barrington, Palatine, Wheeling, Hanover, Schaumburg, or Elk Grove.
    • (iii) One (1) Director who resides in the township of Northfield, New Trier, Maine, Niles, Evanston, Leyden, Norwood Park, River Forest, or Oak Park.
    • (iv) One (1) Director who resides in the township of Proviso, Riverside, Berwyn, Cicero, Lyons, Stickney, Lemont, Palos, or Orland.
    • (v) One (1) Director who resides in the township of Worth, Calumet, Bremen, Thornton, Rich, or Bloom.
    • (vi) The Directors identified under the provisions of subparagraphs (ii) through (v) of this paragraph shall be appointed by the members of the Cook County Board.Each individual Director shall be appointed by those members of the Cook County Board whose Board districts overlap in whole or in part with the geographic territory described in the relevant subparagraph. The vote of County Board Members eligible to appoint directors under the provisions of subparagrahs (ii) through (v) of this paragraph shall be weighted by the number of electors residing in those portions of their Board districts within the geographic territory described in relevant subparagraph (ii) through (v) of this paragraph.
Authority

70 ILCS 3615/3B.02