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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

County Board

Commuter Rail Board - Metra


Commuter Rail Board - Metra Website


Name: James M. Derwinski
Title: Executive Director/CEO
Address: 547 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60661

Phone: 312-322-6966


547 W Jackson
Chicago, IL 60661


The Commuter Rail Board is responsible for the management and oversight of Metra, which is the commuter rail agency serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties in the Chicago area.

Meeting Schedule

3rd Wednesday of each month, except October (2nd Wednesday) and November (2nd Friday), at 10:30 am at the Metra Office. View agendas and minutes.


4 years

Appointed By

County Chairman appoints one Director representing DuPage County with the advice and consent of the County Board.


Directors receive $15,000 annually. The Chairman receives $25,000 annually. Directors may opt into shared cost Health Insurance.


Applicants must be residents of DuPage County. Applicants may not be serving on or employed by any transportation agency while serving on the Commuter Rail Board. Applicants also may not be an employee of the State of Illinois, any Illinois agency or department, or any local unit of government in the State of Illinois.


11 directors appointed by Collar County Chairmen, Cook County Chairman, and the Mayor of Chicago.


Chair Romayne C. Brown


70 ILCS 3615/3B02


NameFirst Date of Appt.Current Term ExpiresPosition
Julius "Wes" Becton III07/01/202106/30/2025Director

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