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Study: Short-Haul Travelers Opting For Buses, Trains To Use Electronic Devices

An annual study by DePaul University has found people’s reliance on tablet computers, smart phones and other electronic devices might be driving travelers to buses and trains for short trips instead of airplanes.

WBBM Newsradio–06/25/2013

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Federal Court Forces Old Post Office To Turn On Fans To Clean Union Station Air

Commuters should notice some improvement in air quality as they board Metra and Amtrak trains at Union Station.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2013

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak’s Chicago-To-St. Louis Route Adds 110 MPH Trains In Part Of Downstate

Amtrak had a Thanksgiving present for its riders between Chicago and St. Louis — faster train schedules.

11/22/2012

Santa Claus greets passengers in the hallway connecting Terminals 1 and 2 at O’Hare International Airport on Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo Courtesy: Chicago Department of Aviation)

Best Holiday Travel Tips For People From Chicago

Holiday travel is difficult no matter where you’re from. Everyone is trying to get home to see their loved ones as fast as possible and generally traveling with more luggage than usual as they’re all bearing gifts. Chicagoans have a further cross to bear being a hub city and a centralized urban area. Here are a few tips to make your holiday trip less hectic.

11/17/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Restores Some Trains Between Chicago, East Coast

Amtrak continues to make strides toward restoring full service linking Chicago and the East Coast, but a spokesman said it is being done incrementally.

11/02/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Working To Restore Service To East Coast

Amtrak is working to restore service between Chicago and its terminals in Washington and New York.

WBBM Newsradio–10/31/2012

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Derailed Amtrak Train Switched To Wrong Track

An Amtrak passenger train that left the tracks near Niles, Mich., Sunday was reportedly switched to the wrong track.

10/24/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Of New Orleans Trains To Reach New Orleans Again Starting Tuesday

Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city this coming Tuesday, the first time since late August.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

An engine caught fire on at Amtrak train. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Amtrak Train Engine Catches Fire

The engine of an Amtrak passenger train caught fire Wednesday south of Union Station.

06/27/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Firefighters Douse Blaze Beneath Amtrak Train On Far South Side

Emergency crews put out a fire underneath an Amtrak passenger train on the city’s Far South Side Tuesday evening.

06/12/2012

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Union Station Helps Thousands Celebrate National Train Day

Thousands of people jammed Chicago Union Station Saturday — but not because they needed to go somewhere. It was the fifth annual National Train Day. Many, such as 12-year-old Kevin Mack, were self-described “railfans” or “train geeks.”

CBS Chicago–05/13/2012

A freight train derailed near Fort Wayne, Ind., on March 27, 2012. Some of the cars were carrying molten sulfur, which sparked a large fire and resulted in major delays for Amtrak passengers traveling from the East Coast to Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Freight Train Derailment Snarls Amtrak Traffic

A freight train derailment in Indiana caused some travel trouble for people headed to Chicago on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: GOP Transportation Bill Would Slash Chicago Transit

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is warning of serious transit troubles for the city on the horizon.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First High-Speed Train Leaves Union Station

High-speed rail service has arrived in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak: Freight Trains Delay 99 Percent Of Chicago-To-New Orleans Runs

Amtrak has filed an official complaint against Canadian National railway for regular delays on the route from Chicago to New Orleans.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

The Old Chicago Main Post Office building at 433 W. Van Buren St. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Amtrak: Venting Issues At Old Post Office Hurt Union Station

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he hopes the owner of the Old Post Office building is going to make good on his word to help vent harmful exhaust fumes from Union Station, located just below the building.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Alcohol Briefly Banned On Illinois Amtrak Trains Due To Lapsed License

Amtrak trains briefly went dry in Illinois on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Dick Durbin

Durbin Criticizes Plan To Cut Amtrak Funding

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says a plan to cut Amtrak funding by 60 percent and block the rail line from using federal money for state-supported routes would hurt the state.

10/25/2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with Rep. Bobby Rush and Gov. Pat Quinn.

Englewood Railroad Flyover Project To Create 1,500 Local Jobs

The Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

A security dog is present at a downtown Chicago train station on Friday. (CBS)

Security Tightens In Chicago

CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with train passengers about enhanced security at stations as the Sept. 11 anniversary nears.

09/09/2011

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