| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Union Pacific Railroad began reconstruction of the eastern and western stairways at the downtown Metra station in Lake Bluff on Monday to improve safety, according to railroad and city officials.
"They're old concrete steps and have been in place for...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:34 AM
The CTA has retained about 90 percent of its South Side Red Line riders during the shutdown of the southern section of the Red Line, which began in mid May.
These riders have opted to use free shuttle service, Red Line trains rerouted to Green Line...
| Jul 12, 2013
If only we lived in a comic book, instead of the corrupt, windswept political wasteland now known to taxpayers as Madiganistan, we'd know just what to do:
We'd go up on top of the Tribune Tower, flick on a switch, activate a giant spotlight and...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The family of a man who died last month from electrocution after he accidentally touched the third rail at a North Side CTA station has started an online petition asking the CTA to put up protection along the third rail to prevent similar incidents.
| Aug 15, 2013
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.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The embattled Metra board will lose yet another member after a severance scandal that engulfed the commuter rail agency this past summer, officials said Wednesday.
Board member William Widmer will leave the agency as soon as Cook County commissioners...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Metra's board of directors will be getting its first Hispanic member with the appointment Tuesday of former federal judge Manuel Barbosa of Elgin.
Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen named Barbosa to the commuter rail agency's board along with the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Wheeling officials have given a preliminary green light to a massive redevelopment that will create a downtown center for the village, although the extent of government-backed financial incentives for the project hasn't been fully decided.
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The CTA and Pace on Monday will make their big rollout of a next-generation fare-payment system while beginning to phase out transit cards that have provided many years of dependable service but are showing signs of age.
Through early next year, the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Another DuPage County resident stepped forward today, complaining that he asked last month to be considered for an appointment to Metra's board but never heard back from County Chairman Dan Cronin, who plans to name a fellow politician to the post....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:55 PM
A task force appointed to reform the Chicago area's troubled mass transit network and transform it into a "world-class system" embarked Tuesday on what members called a daunting task aimed at ending turf wars and finding qualified people.
Gov. Pat Quinn...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:32 AM
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