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  • Delays plague Metra BNSF riders

    Delays plague Metra BNSF riders
    As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday. The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
  • Rock Island Metra schedule changing

    Rock Island Metra schedule changing
    Officials with Metra and Tinley Park announced this week that The Rock Island train line, which runs between Chicago and Joliet, will be changing starting Sunday. Some train departure times will be earlier than expected, "so so riders are urged to...
  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
  • New bike lanes in the Loop?

    New bike lanes in the Loop?
    The city's plans to bring bus rapid transit to the Loop also could ease east-west commutes for cyclists. At the recent quarterly meeting of the mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council, Chicago Department of Transportation officials said plans for the project,...
  • Part of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville to close

    Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville will be closed from May 2 to 7 for emergency repairs to the railroad crossing, officials recently said. Metra announced it would be shutting down the crossing to both vehicles and pedestrians from 9 a.m. on May 2...
  • Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule

    Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule
    Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently. Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...
  • Downers Grove Metra construction delayed

     Downers Grove Metra construction delayed
    A massive project to replace Metra train platforms in Downers Grove has been delayed, officials said. A message on the Downers Grove website states that crews have had to halt the demolition of the west platforms at the Main Street station because of...
  • Stories of sexual harassment on the CTA

    Stories of sexual harassment on the CTA
    EXTRA: This story from June 27 has been updated to include responses from readers on social media following our story published on July 29 -- as a result of these shared stories. Click to skip to these additions.   Following a report of a man...
  • Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff

    Police charge man, 42, after SWAT team responds to East Chatham standoff
    A 42-year-old man has been charged after he fired shots in the street in front of his East Chatham home then fled inside the home, prompting police to blocks streets in the area and Metra trains to bypass a station, officials said. Antonio Howard, Jr.,...
  • Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms

     Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms
    Construction is set to begin on a months-long project at Downers Grove's busiest train station. Both platforms at the Main Street station will be replaced with concrete throughout the spring and summer. Metra and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway are...
  • 1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy

    1 weekend down, 1 to go on Kennedy
    It took a community to raze a bridge over the Kennedy Expressway this past weekend without the sky falling. And state transportation officials said it required a bridge demolition crew that shifted into overdrive to not only lop off one weekend from a...
  • Metra needs to modernize its payment system

    In the story about the Kennedy work this past weekend, it was reported that Metra conductors did not check for tickets because of the crowded cars, nor apparently did they collect fares. It is difficult to comprehend that Metra does not have an...