NATO cost Metra thousands of dollars

June 7, 2012 1:27:47 PM PDT
Metra officials say last month's NATO summit cost the commuter rail agency $800,000 but some board members say they're surprised the cost wasn't higher.

Metra says the money includes $400,000 in lost passenger revenue, plus $600,000 for extra security expenses.

That makes the total tab about $1 million but the agency expects the federal government to reimburse it about $200,000.

Final numbers will be revealed at tomorrow's board meeting.