Although Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida have rejected federal high-speed rail money, Illinois and 34 other states are fighting over it. A new study, funded by the manufacturing giant Siemens, sees plenty of advantages and believes support could grow quickly.
Metra says its test of “quiet cars” has been so successful the rail agency will roll them out on all of its rush-hour trains.
The CTA is providing extra service for both Bulls and Blackhawks fans heading to playoff games this weekend.
Plans to expand commuter service on the Heritage Corridor rail line in the southwest suburbs appear to be on track.
Metra is weighing whether to become the first commuter rail agency in the nation to put defibrillators aboard its trains.
Metra officials concede that they could have done a better job dealing with the Blizzard of 2011.
Chicago Transit Authority President Rich Rodriguez apologized Thursday after many CTA trains were delayed or crowded to capacity when commuters began returning to work in the wake of this week’s blizzard.
Metra is canceling several trains due to the dangerous weather conditions.
CTA riders in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood may have to adjust their travel plans this weekend when track work will force southbound Red Line trains to bypass three stations.
The commuter rail agency takes issue with findings of air quality tests at its two busiest downtown terminals, and aboard trains leaving them.
Overnight CTA construction is expected to cause delays on the Red and Blue lines all week.
A study shows that Chicago area commuters are saving gas and money by riding Metra trains.
Late-night Red and Blue Line riders should allow extra travel time this week, as maintenance work is expected to cause minor delays.
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- Man Charged With Videotaping Women In Hospital WashroomA poorly secured cell phone in a west suburban hospital washroom that a man had allegedly set up to secretly videotape women in the toilet area was discovered by a woman when the phone fell to the washroom floor on Friday. She alerted police, who then arrested and charged a 49-year-old Franklin Park man with unlawful videotaping.156
- Young Man Shot Outside Old Orchard Shopping CenterA young man was wounded in a shooting in north suburban Skokie Friday night, outside the Old Orchard Shopping Center.227
- 3 Dead, 8 Shot In Citywide ViolenceThree men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded in violence around the city since Friday night.167
- Orange Line Service Resumes After Train-Pedestrian IncidentCTA commuters were temporarily stymied on the Orange Line during the Friday rush hour after a train fatally struck a man on the tracks.401
- Illinois Senate Passes Medical Marijuana LegislationIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday.1238
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