The Chicagoland area is the No. 1 corridor in the nation for the transport of hazardous materials like crude oil, ethanol and other flammable chemicals. And that leaves a lot of people worrying about the worst-case scenario, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
The CTA is marking another milestone in the modernization of its rapid transit fleet.
Chicago-area commuters have never seen anything like it. Metra has proposed fare increases averaging 10.8 percent, starting in February, with the guarantee of additional increases every year through 2024.
It appears that 60 ex-felon apprentice car-cleaners will keep their jobs at the CTA — but they will be cleaning buses instead of rapid transit cars for the foreseeable future.
The view has improved, and so too the economy, in the town of New Castle, Ind., where the rail cars have moved on.
Metra will begin taking delivery of 160 long-awaited cars for its Electric District service around Labor Day.
The CTA on Tuesday unveiled its new rail cars, which will debut on the Pink Line.
The CTA this spring will use proceeds from a federal Homeland Security grant to equip half of its rail car fleet with security cameras.
The CTA has a present for its riders – 300 additional new ‘L’ cars. But you won’t see them for a while.
New cars’ power system means no mix-and-matching.