| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:21 AM
The new Ventra fare-payment system, which one month into a four-month transition continues to be a source of angst for many Chicago-area transit commuters, accounts for 1 in 3 CTA rides, officials said Thursday.
But transit officials are set to give the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:58 PM
No fare hikes or doomsday scenarios are in store next year for riders on the CTA, Metra and Pace.
The three transit agencies released proposed 2014 budgets this week that freeze fares and promise the same service levels in effect this year.
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Thousands of commuters will board the CTA Red Line along the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven’t experienced in decades: zero slow zones.
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Thousands of weekday commuters will board the CTA Red Line on the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven't experienced in decades: no slow zones.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:45 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A semi-truck hauling a load of vehicles was struck by a Metra Milwaukee District West Line train in Bartlett, causing at least one train car to derail and leaving two passengers with minor injuries, officials said.
The accident happened at 3:38 p.m. as...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Trains were delayed on Metra's Burlington Northern line this morning because of switching problems near west suburban Downers Grove.
Inbound and outbound trains were forced to stop so crew members could manually operate switches near Fairview Avenue,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Metra monthly pass customers who also buy passes on CTA and Pace will receive new types of cards starting in December that are compatible with the Ventra fare payment system, officials said Thursday.
Unlike CTA and Pace, Metra is not yet participating...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
On Sept. 22 at Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. a loss prevention agent observed a female subject enter the fitting room with a dress. A few minutes later she emerged without the dress and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:59 PM
The city of Geneva snapped up a piece of downtown property to use for parking near the Metra station.
The city council voted recently to authorize city officials to spend $290,000 to buy the three-bedroom house at 526 N. Fourth St. from the trust of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:55 AM
The South Shore Line, which is the only major transit operation serving the Chicago area that prohibits bicycles onboard, is working to announce a bike program by next spring, railroad officials said.
A date has not been set, and any launch likely won't...