On February 15, 2023, the Metra Board adopted My Metra Our Future (pdf) as the next strategic plan for Metra. The new plan builds on Metra’s first-ever strategic plan, On Track to Excellence, which covered the 2018-22 time period. This new plan will guide the agency’s decision-making for the next five years, 2023-27.


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My Metra, Our Future is a culmination of feedback we received from key stakeholders, and positions Metra to thrive in a post-pandemic environment. Through a new Mission, Vision, and set of five Strategic Goals, this plan proactively responds to the evolving priorities and needs of our agency, our customers, and our region, and asserts our evolution toward a ‘regional rail’ service model.

To track implementation of the plan and measure our success, a Strategic Plan Report Card will be published quarterly below.

To learn more about Metra’s strategic planning efforts, please view the following documents:

  • My Metra, Our Future Strategic Plan, February 2023: Metra’s update to On Track to Excellence. This updated plan sets five goals for the agency that address challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and changing travel patterns in the region.
  • My Metra, Our Future Q1 2023 Strategic Plan Report Card, Expected Q2 2023
  • On Track to Excellence Strategic Plan, November 2017: Metra’s first-ever strategic plan acknowledged the agency’s need for more funding and includes five goals that drove the agency’s activities between 2018-2022.
  • Systemwide Cost Benefit Analysis of Major Capital Improvements, January 2019 This study presents a high-level comparison of 38 potential projects to improve and expand Metra’s system that grew out of Metra’s On Track to Excellence strategic planning process.