The remaining Metra board members are exploring the option of rehiring ex-CEO Alex Clifford. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
"The sole “hell no” vote against giving Alex Clifford a severance deal worth as much as $871,000 said Thursday he’d love to see Clifford return as CEO — but the Metra Board doesn’t have enough members to vote on the matter.
Metra Board member Jack Schaffer said he will ask to discuss the possibility of rehiring Clifford — an idea posed Wednesday by Clifford’s attorney — during a special Metra Board meeting that was still being arranged Thursday. One date under discussion is Sept. 6.
The special meeting would follow a scathing audit of Clifford’s separation agreement by the RTA, Metra’s financial overseer."