Metra officials said Tuesday morning that they expect “normal” service on the Milwaukee District West Line following a Monday afternoon crash betweeen a train and semi truck that injured two near northwest suburban Bartlett.
A Metra commuter train has collided with a truck transporting automobiles near Bartlett, delaying service Monday afternoon.
The agreement kept intact the historic division of the supposedly discretionary funds: 98 percent to the CTA, 2 percent to Pace, while essentially forgiving a $56 million loan to the CTA that CTA has characterized as a grant and offering Metra $2 million for capital projects.
A key figure in last summer’s Metra transit scandal is now working for the state of Illinois in a recrafted job after a referral from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Metra Union Pacific/North Line trains are stopped near north suburban Lake Forest because of a suspicious package Friday morning.
A suspicious package at a downtown rail station created a major commuter headache for some Metra and South Shore train riders.
Trains on Metra’s Union Pacific/Northwest Line were being delayed Wednesday morning, after a cyclist was struck by a train near Mount Prospect.
Oberman fought machine politics in his days at City Hall, and frequently clashed with former Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael Bilandic, and Jane Byrne. He was also an ally of former Mayor Harold Washington before Oberman resigned in 1987.
Governor Pat Quinn’s transit task force has morphed from checking up on Metra to designing a transit system that’s the envy of the world after a few local issues are settled. John Cody reports on day one.
Friday’s two-hour weather delay for Metra commuters has many still fuming.
Union Pacific North Line trains from Chicago to Kenosha will be stopped in Zion and Highland Park because of “high wind advisories,” according to Metra.
An eastbound freight train struck the man on the Union Pacific tracks in Wheaton.
Don Orseno has been serving as Metra’s operations chief, and has been working in the railroad industry for 40 years.
A lawyer representing former Metra CEO Alex Clifford says his client would like to return to work at the embattled suburban Chicago transit agency.
Regional Transportation Authority board member William Coulson said former Metra chair Brad O’Halloran and director Larry Huggins sparked a clash with former CEO Alex Clifford over political hires at the agency.
The Regional Transportation Authority is putting the finishing touches on a sharply critical audit of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford’s severance agreement – and says the commuter rail agency could have gotten out of the contract for a fraction of the potential $718,000 cost.
Although the newest appointee to the CTA’s governing board suddenly backed out in the past week, the CTA’s President says any upcoming agency shakeup should leave his agency out.
Plagued by scandal and a series of resignations, the Metra board met Friday, with barely enough members to get any work done.
After, another resignation from the Metra Board, the head of the Regional Transportation Authority is pleading with suburban official to appoint members to fill all the empty seats. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore has the story.
Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald and former CTA Board chair Carole Brown to a panel tasked with recommending reforms for the Chicago area’s public transit agencies, in the wake of patronage allegations at Metra.