Rail advocates in Chicago for a regional meeting say Governor Bruce Rauner is shooting himself in the foot by slashing funding for mass transit and regional Amtrak service. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.
To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.
Service on Metra’s BNSF Railway was back to normal Friday morning, although with some minor delays, the morning after a train struck and killed two people in the Little Village neighborhood.
CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.
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More people than ever have been killed or injured by trains in Illinois and elsewhere, and safety advocates said it’s largely because of people being distracted by using their smartphones and other mobile devices.
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According to the Chicago Transit Authority, there could be a new transition schedule for the Ventra fare payment system as early as next month. This comes after the CTA set three performance standards for Cubic Transportation Systems — the company behind Ventra — back in November. As of January 1st, the CTA says Cubic has met these standards.
With tempers flaring and voices raised, the battle over 65 so-called “second chance” jobs for ex-offenders was intensified Thursday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
The inherent beauty of train travel is that it’s often more about the journey (and the spectacular scenery along the way) than the actual destination. When your fare includes butler service, gourmet meals, and access to elegant bar cars, rest assured these six train trips are worth dropping a month’s salary on.
Transit officials say labor representatives are misleading the public.
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There are many opportunities for kids to experience railroads and trains near Chicago.
A series of pedestrians and vehicles have been hit in recent weeks by Metra trains, more often than not with deadly consequences. The state investigator who is assigned to most such accidents says most are perfectly avoidable.
It’s a big hassle for thousands of CTA riders and it’s all to replace a major Chicago bridge.
It’s the dirty little hidden danger of riding public transportation.
The Chicago Transit Authority is hoping to catch more crime on camera.
CTA riders are beginning to complain about trains bunching up, especially during rush hours. The transit agency is trying to respond.
The Chicago Transit Authority is stepping up inspections of track, using special trains that spray water on overheated rails and is working aggressively to keep air conditioning working aboard its trains and in its trackside switch houses to deal with the extreme heat.
Metra says it lost $800,000 in revenues during the NATO Summit weekend last month, as riders stayed away.