Editor's Note: Special thanks to the Village of Oswego for the information.
Metra, the commuter rail agency, is again seeking public input for its new strategic plan.
"This is the perfect opportunity to encourage Metra to expand its services to Oswego and turn the Park-N-Ride at the corner of Mill and Orchard into a station," wrote Village president Brian LeClercq in a letter. "Not only would this be of great convenience to the commuters who currently use the Park-N-Ride, but this would bring economic stimulus to the area, developing new business and with it, new employment opportunities."
LeClercq said the Park-N-Ride in Oswego has benefitted countless Oswego residents as well commuters from Yorkville, Plano and beyond. Now he said Oswego has the opportunity to request that Metra expand its services to be able to continue to serve its customers in the area. But to do so, said LeClercq, we Metra needs your help.
Metra is continuing its efforts to develop a new strategic plan, a critically important document that will guide their agency for years to come. During their first round of public outreach in July, Metra received a significant amount of feedback from their key stakeholders – their board, employees, riders, and the public. More than 200 people attended their public open house meetings and more than 3,300 people submitted feedback online.
Metra is seeking additional input for their Strategic Plan and has released a second survey, feedback will be accepted through November 12, 2012. To leave feedback, please visit the survey. Question #10 allows respondents to provide comments and feedback about Metra services and projects. "If you seek a Metra extension to Oswego, I would encourage you to state your support of this initiative as a response to this question," wrote LeClercq.
"I hope that you will consider taking this opportunity to let your voice be heard," said LeClercq. "A Metra station in Oswego would be truly extraordinary for our community."