| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines this afternoon, authorities said.
The train, which was headed for Des Plaines from downtown Chicago, hit a vehicle at River Road in Des Plaines about 4 p.m., as it was arriving at its destination,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:06 PM
For the second year in a row, a long-standing city-suburban split among members of the Regional Transportation Authority board has put the agency in apparent violation of state law.
The RTA was obligated by statute to meet a Sept. 15 deadline to issue...
| Jan 19, 2014
A smartphone-based ticket program used in Boston may be in the future for Metra riders as the rail agency's possible response to the CTA's Ventra card, officials say.
Commuters in the Massachusetts Bay area download tickets on their iPhones or Android...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:34 PM
A new parking permit would open up the downtown garage to park-and-ride Metra customers coming into Downers Grove to work during the day.
Village officials are proposing a permit for so-called reverse commuters, allowing these riders to keep cars in the...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 3:00 PM
A man struck by a Metra train Friday night in Glen Ellyn died from his injuries, authorities announced Saturday.
The man, identified by police as Daniel J. Carrillo, 25, most recently of Tucson, Ariz., was among five people injured Friday in three...
| Feb 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Highland Park and Grayslake.
I commuted from the Highland Park Ravinia Station from 1972 to 2003. I roughly figured that if I put in a 20-day working month, I would ride approximately 1,000 miles per month. Of...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Metra riders lodged complaints about train delays, overcrowding and communication missteps during a forum in Naperville Monday night.
Roughly 40 people gathered to air their grievances at the hourlong event.
Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told...
| Oct 23, 2013
It's last call for a fall bike ride. Want to belly up to the bar?
If the weather takes a warmer turn and you're in the market for a final ride before putting your bike away for the winter, consider these options — a city mouse/country mouse pair...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The village of Buffalo Grove has produced a guide to help bicyclists find the main routes to Metra stations.
The League of Illinois Bicyclists initiated the Bike to Metra guide, which highlights preferred bike routes and rates the roads in terms of...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Significant changes could be coming to Kenilworth's Green Bay Road corridor as outlined in a new plan unveiled this week to the village board.
The revised proposal, called "Green Bay Road Conceptual Transportation and Streetscape Plan," also includes...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:09 PM
A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said.
The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:06 AM
As a number of recent high-profile developments and decisions show a trend toward a more urban lifestyle in Arlington Heights, officials there will take on a year-long process to update the village's community planning strategy.
A new component of the...