U.S. Department of Transportation

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

O’Hare And Midway Rank Near The Bottom In On-Time Departures

O’Hare International and Midway airports came in near the bottom of the barrel for March on-time departure rates, new data released Thursday showed.

05/16/2014

Proposed map of the Illiana Expressway, a tollway which would connect I-65 in Indiana to I-55 in Illinois. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Illiana Corridor Eligible For Federal Funds

The Illiana Corridor would stretch from Interstate 55 to Indiana’s Interstate 65, linking Will County and Indiana’s Lake County.

03/18/2014

(File Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

United Will Honor Free Tickets After Fare Mistake

United has since fixed the mistake, but not before many customers took advantage of the free fares.

09/13/2013

Dashboard display of a rearview backup camera in an SUV. (Credit: CBS)

Schakowsky Upset At Continued Delay In Backup Camera Rule For Cars

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said she’s angry that the U.S. Department of Transportation has – for the fifth time – delayed rules requiring rearview cameras on all new cars.

06/24/2013

Elgin-O'Hare Expressway

Feds Give Final Approval To Elgin-O’Hare Expansion

The Illinois Tollway received final approval Thursday to construct the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, a $3.4 billion project to provide congestion relief projected to save drivers $145 million a year in time and fuel costs.

01/24/2013

United Airlines

Report: United Airlines Ranks Dead Last For On-Time Performance

United Airlines ranks dead last in a U.S. Department of Transportation analysis of on-time performance for the month of July, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

A double-decker Megabus crashed into a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 on Aug. 2, 2012. (Credit: KMOV)

A Look At Recent Megabus Problems: Coincidence Or Pattern?

It’s been a rough week for Megabus, as the discount intercity bus line has been involved in two fatal accidents in Illinois, and agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man struck and killed by a Megabus two years ago.

CBS 2–08/09/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

DOT OKs $197M In Funds For Part Of Chicago-Detroit High-Speed Rail Route

Michigan’s two U.S. Senators announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has released $196.5 million to begin work on a high-speed rail project that ultimately will help bring 110mph trains to 235 miles of the route between Detroit and Chicago.

10/05/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Illinois In Line For Next-Generation Trains

Illinois is in line for funding to purchase some new trains.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Midway International Airport

Flight From Midway Has Nation’s Worst On-Time Performance

The nation’s airlines slogged through a lot of cancellations in April, hurting their on-time performance.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Midway Airport

Midway Airport Has Fewest On-Time Departures

Chicago’s Midway International Airport has the worst on-time departure performance among major U.S. airports through August of this year.

10/13/2010