Panel Suggests Fixes For Growing Amtrak, Metra, And Freight Train DelaysHoward Learner, president of Chicago's Environmental Law and Policy Center, said the problems can best be described this way: If each airline at O'Hare International Airport had its own traffic controllers, the result would be chaos. Learner said that effectively is what the nation's major railroads are doing.
Railroads Threaten Shutdown Without Extension Of Safety System DeadlineThe nation's major freight railroads are threatening partial or total shutdowns Jan. 1, unless Congress extends the deadline for installing new signaling systems and software -- and Metra and Amtrak are caught in the middle.
CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line SouthThe CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.
Union Pacific Railroad Concedes Misstatements About Deadly WreckThe Union Pacific Railroad is correcting some misinformation about the July 4th freight train derailment that killed a Glenview couple.
Metra's Storm Delays Partly Due To UP Safety RulesMetra has been rolling with the punches in severe weather the past few weeks, the same as everyone else. But the recent storms have underscored a difference that is creating delays for commuters.
Work Begins On High-Speed Rail To St. LouisA new season of re-construction begins Saturday on the rail line between Chicago and St. Louis that Amtrak is transforming into a 110-mile-an-hour corridor.
Illinois Moves Ahead With High-Speed Rail PlansIllinois came a step closer to high-speed rail on Tuesday, with a project that is bringing 6,000 new jobs.