| May 30, 2013
| 7:56 AM
There are many reasons to complain about the notorious parking deal made between the City of Chicago and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, some four years ago under Mayor Richard M. Daley.
The rates are outrageously high; the profits for the private-sector...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Hays police are investigating after a pedestrian is struck by a train.
The accident happened Thursday morning, just after midnight. Police got the report that a pedestrian had been hit by a train at a railroad crossing near 10th and Oak....
| May 15, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Trains on Metra's Union Pacific lines ware being delayed by as much as an hour late this afternoon because of computer signal problems.
Commuters on all three Union Pacific lines--West, North and Northwest--should expect delays of at least a half-hour...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
New blue signs and expanded “wayfinding maps’’ are popping up around Chicago and in two transit-rich suburbs, pointing commuters and would-be riders to CTA and Metra rail stations and CTA and Pace bus stops.
Some of the new information...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Metra is reporting delays this morning on the Union Pacific Northwest Line because of manpower problems.
Train 602 was delayed about 16 minutes and Train 606, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:02, was running about 40 minutes late, according to Metra'...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:23 AM
W. Parker Lyon, former mayor of Fresno, builds the Pony Express Museum in Arcadia....
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Union Pacific is accused of negligence in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Glenview couple who died when a freight train derailed this week and caused a bridge to collapse.
The suit contends the railroad failed to properly maintain and inspect the...
| Feb 25, 2013
If I am America's most-beloved workplace advice columnist — and I am — then you, my friends, are America's most-beloved workplace advice column readers.
And you proved it by responding to my recent column on workplace jerks (Business, Feb....
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 8:14 AM
A Pacific Union freight train clipped a big-rig truck in Montebello on Tuesday morning, sending it careening into an auto body shop and causing delays for commuters using the Riverside train line....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A piece of Commonwealth Edison property could be the ticket to completing a long-stalled segment of a North Shore bicycle and pedestrian trail through Northbrook. …...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Metrolink chief John Fenton, who has worked to improve the service and safety of the struggling commuter line following the deadly Chatsworth crash, announced his resignation to become the head of a Florida-based railroad company....