Congressman Lipinski Congratulates New Metra Chairman (February 11, 2014)
On Tuesday, Former Chicago Ald. Martin J. Oberman became Metra's new chairman after a unanimous vote by the agency's board of directors. His term will expire in November of 2016. "I congratulate Mr. Oberman on his selection as the new chairman of Metra," said Congressman Lipinski. "I have known Marty personally since the 1970s and I agree with the board's opinion that his many years of public service with a focus on reform will be pivotal as the nation's second busiest commuter rail system moves forward. I am confident that, under Chairman Oberman's leadership, Metra will continue to push the changes already underway to make the system first class and cost-efficient for passengers and all taxpayers." Lipinski is the most senior Chicago-area member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.