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  • MARC gets a boost

    MARC gets a boost
    Last week presented the sort of opportunity that elected officials crave. As Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the gas tax increase into law, he announced a slew of new Maryland transportation projects — $1.2 billion in all — that can now move...
  • Metra eases policy restricting bikes on trains

    Metra eases policy restricting bikes on trains
    Easing its bicycle policy, Metra is making it more convenient for customers who ride as part of their commutes or when special events are held Downtown, officials said Tuesday. The first change will allow commuters to bring bikes on early morning...
  • Park Ridge officials mull Metra station house lease

    Park Ridge officials mull Metra station house lease
    Whether Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house stays open may depend on whether the city signs a new lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, city officials say. That step, according to Park Ridge officials, means assuming liability — a step...
  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 18 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
  • Tinley Park asks Metra for express service

    Tinley Park asks Metra for express service
    Tinley Park officials are asking Metra to establish commuter express service to Chicago's financial district during morning and afternoon rush hours. Such a move would be consistent with service provided on other suburban rail lines and would help...
  • Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville

    Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville
    A man was killed after he apparently jumped in front of a Metra train in the Naperville train station in an apparent suicide, police said. Inbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train No. 1264 had left Aurora at 10:20 a.m. and was pulling into the station...
  • Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study

    Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study
    A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments. "The current state of transit...
  • Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers

    Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers
    For many of the 120,000 rail passengers who pass through each day, Union Station is either a mystifying maze of ramps and escalators, or a perplexing funnel that forces them to navigate perilously narrow platforms. Commuting challenges include dodging...
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 11-17

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 11-17
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 11 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
  • Switching problems corrected at Union Station, Metra says

    Switching problems have been corrected at Chicago's Union Station after they caused delays of Metra's BNSF trains this evening, officials said at 6:30 p.m. The problems were responsible for delays up to one hour, according to a Metra spokeswoman....
  • Metra UP West riders face construction delays

    Metra UP West riders face construction delays
    Track construction is expected to cause delays on Metra’s Union Pacific West Line for a month starting Sept. 15, Metra said today. The project is expected to delay midday trains by about 10 minutes and weekend trains by 15 minutes, although...