Amtrak Panel Says Solution To Delays Won't Come CheapDelays on Metra and Amtrak lines are growing, not to mention the freight hauled to and through the Chicago area by rail. A blue ribbon panel commissioned by Amtrak believes it has the answers -- but they won't come cheap.
Panel Suggests Fixes For Growing Amtrak, Metra, And Freight Train DelaysHoward Learner, president of Chicago's Environmental Law and Policy Center, said the problems can best be described this way: If each airline at O'Hare International Airport had its own traffic controllers, the result would be chaos. Learner said that effectively is what the nation's major railroads are doing.
Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Fatally Strikes Teen Near Washington, D.C.Montgomery County Police say 16-year-old John Martin DeReggi Jr. of Boyds was hit about 4:45 p.m. Monday in Boyds, a town about 20 miles north of the nation's capital.
Railroads Threaten Shutdown Without Extension Of Safety System DeadlineThe nation's major freight railroads are threatening partial or total shutdowns Jan. 1, unless Congress extends the deadline for installing new signaling systems and software -- and Metra and Amtrak are caught in the middle.
Two Hurt When Amtrak Train Collides With Dump Truck On Northwest Side
Switch Project Means Delays, Platform Changes For Metra Riders At Union StationAmtrak will begin a 40-day project to revamp switches on the south end of Union Station, and that could mean delays and platform changes for riders on the BNSF, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines.
Amtrak Planning Major Renovations At Union StationAmtrak officials plan to open restaurants, coffee shops, and a grocery store as part of a plan to make Union Station a destination location.
Amtrak Not Planning On Service Cuts Heading Into New Fiscal Year If you're ticketed on an Amtrak train to or from downstate points over the July 4 weekend, don't worry -- your train will be running, despite the state's fiscal crisis and impending funding cuts.
Amtrak Train Collides With Bacon-Loaded Semi In Southwest SuburbsNo injuries were reported.
Romantic Getaway Guide To MontrealNo other city in North America reminds visitors of Paris and European culture than Montreal, less than an hour drive from the U.S.-Canadian border.
2 Investigators: Rail-Station Ruins Put Commuters At RiskPassengers must navigate leaks and slippery floors at Chicago's passenger rail stations. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Train Fail-Safe Years Away From Being Implemented HereIt's called Positive Train Control and may have prevented the type of accident that occurred in Philadelphia this week. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.