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  • Chicago startup pitches mobile ads to CTA passengers

    Chicago startup pitches mobile ads to CTA passengers
    Advertisers paid $4 million per commercial to reach a record 111.5 million television viewers during this year's Super Bowl. Meanwhile, a Chicago resale boutique paid 4 cents for each mobile ad delivered to commuters on the CTA Brown Line near the...
  • Metra won't penalize railroad partners for chronic delays

     Metra won't penalize railroad partners for chronic delays
    Metra won't penalize the freight railroads that operate four of its busiest lines for chronic delays and other service meltdowns, because it's vital to maintain friendly partnerships, officials said Friday. The best approach to ensure that the BNSF...
  • RTA: Metra needs new deals with freight railroads to improve performance

    RTA: Metra needs new deals with freight railroads to improve performance
    Commuters could count on better service if Metra sought greater reliability from the two freight railroads that operate many of its trains, the Regional Transportation Authority said Wednesday. Metra should renegotiate its agreements with the Union...
  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
  • Task force: Create superagency for transit

    Task force: Create superagency for transit
    In what would be the biggest reshaping of the Chicago region’s bus and train system in 30 years, a Public Transit Task Force is recommending abolishing the Regional Transportation Authority and the boards of the CTA, Metra and Pace in favor of a new...
  • Seniors on the Go: Visiting a U.S. city? Go transit

    Seniors on the Go: Visiting a U.S. city? Go transit
    If your spring and summer travel plans include a big city, presumably you don't need or even want a rented car, and you probably don't want to pay for taxis everywhere you go. So check the transit options. Fortunately, transit systems in many big cities...
  • Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School

    Teen dies after hit by Metra train near Taft High School
    A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said. Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
  • Downers Grove approves new parking permits

     Downers Grove approves new parking permits
    Downers Grove officials have approved a new parking permit for Metra riders who commute from Chicago to Downers Grove to work during the day. Council members voted unanimously March 4 to create a parking pass for "reverse commuters," allowing folks to...
  • Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake

    Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake
    An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was hit Monday morning by a northbound CN Freight train at the Lake Street crossing in Grayslake, authorities said. According to Grayslake Police Chief Phillip Perlini, the man was walking south along the...
  • 1-mile cab ride costs passenger $787

    1-mile cab ride costs passenger $787
    When she got off the Metra train at the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Dec. 17, Becky Siegel was already running late. The 20-year-old college student from Winnetka was meeting friends at Sweetwater Tavern and Grille, and she grabbed the first cab she...
  • Woman struck, killed by Metra train in Franklin Park

    Woman struck, killed by Metra train in Franklin Park
    A Melrose Park woman was killed Thursday morning when she was struck by a Metra express train after walking onto or too close to the tracks near the Franklin Park station, officials said.   Franklin Park police said the woman, identified as Florence...
  • Former train engineer Orseno named Metra chief executive

    Former train engineer Orseno named Metra chief executive
    Don Orseno, a 30-year Metra veteran and former locomotive engineer, was appointed Friday to run the nation's second-largest commuter rail agency, taking over as Metra struggles to overcome a patronage controversy and service-crippling weather. Metra's...