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  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defends controversial rail project

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defends controversial rail project
    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defended his role in a controversial South Side rail project Tuesday, saying racially biased reporting unfairly characterized his recommendation that Metra pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
  • CTA reports $10.1 million deficit, vows no service cuts or price hikes

    CTA reports $10.1 million deficit, vows no service cuts or price hikes
    Just months after assuring riders that the CTA had financially steadied the ship for years to come, the transit agency reported Wednesday that it is sailing into a $10.1 million deficit for 2013 that could grow even larger by year's end. The budget...
  • Quinn appoints panel to review Metra oversight

    Quinn appoints panel to review Metra oversight
    Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed a 15-member commission to review oversight at the Regional Transportation Authority and recommend ways to prevent fraud and abuse following the recent accusations of political patronage at Metra. Members of the panel...
  • Metra board meets for 1st time since CEO's ouster

    Metra board meets for 1st time since CEO's ouster
    Meeting for the first time since ousting its CEO in June and touching off a controversy that savaged its leadership, Metra’s diminished board sought today to convince customers it was fully engaged in running the nation’s second-largest...
  • Scathing audit accuses Metra of misleading public over CEO's ouster

    Scathing audit accuses Metra of misleading public over CEO's ouster
    Metra officials repeatedly misled the public when they insisted that an unusually large severance package for former CEO Alex Clifford saved taxpayers millions of dollars in potential litigation costs, a bruising report from the Regional Transportation...
  • RTA board's city-suburb split leads to deadlock on 2014 budget plan

    RTA board's city-suburb split leads to deadlock on 2014 budget plan
    Partisan gridlock prevented the Regional Transportation Authority board Wednesday from carrying out its routine annual responsibility to set estimates of funding levels for the CTA, Metra and Pace to plan their budgets for next year. The move to...
  • Metra meeting called to consider appointing interim leader

    Metra meeting called to consider appointing interim leader
    Metra’s acting chairman has called a special meeting for Tuesday to consider naming a single interim executive director for the embattled commuter rail agency. The resignation-diminished board is scheduled discuss an ordinance concerning an...
  • Edens reopens as flooding stops Metra UP Northwest trains

    Edens reopens as flooding stops Metra UP Northwest trains
    Flooding closed the Edens Expressway at Pratt Avenue for about three hours this morning and shut down the McHenry branch of Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line for the entire day. The expressway was closed in both directions around 7 a.m. The inbound...
  • Man dies after being struck by Metra train on South Side

    Man dies after being struck by Metra train on South Side
    A man was struck and fatally injured by a Metra Electric train on the South Side this morning, authorities said. The man was struck a little before 9:30 a.m., and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, officials said. The man...
  • Switching failure delays Metra trains 30-90 minutes

    Switching failure delays Metra trains 30-90 minutes
    A "massive switching failure" is delaying several Metra lines 30-90 minutes, including three originating out of Union Station and one out of Ogilvie Station, a Metra spokeswoman said. A series of switches near Western Avenue on a rail line that includes...
  • Trains canceled on BNSF, Pacific North lines

    Trains canceled on BNSF, Pacific North lines
    Some trains were canceled on the Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific North lines this morning because of "manpower issues" and equipment that arrived late, officials said. Train 310, scheduled to leave Winnetka at 7:01 a.m. and arrive...
  • Adverse weather leaves behind fallen trees, cleanup

    Adverse weather leaves behind fallen trees, cleanup
    A storm system from the west passed through the area causing the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm warning for all of Northern Illinois tonight. The storm system caused delays for CTA and Metra trains and knocked out power to...