As Metra Rolls Out Positive Train Control, Riders Could Be Confused By Messages About DelaysMetra users are used to alerts after a week full of weather-related schedule changes, but commuters will start hearing a new message that might cause some confusion, and has nothing to do with the weather.
Metra BNSF Line Schedule Changes Go Into EffectBig changes are underway as thousands of people who ride Metra’s BNSF line adjust to new schedules.
What Causes Trains To Derail?After an Amtrak train derailed Monday morning on an overpass in Washington state, concerns surrounding rail safety surfaced.
Positive Train Control Still A Work In Progress For MetraThe National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate what caused Thursday's deadly commuter train crash in New Jersey. The accident is prompting questions about train safety here in Chicago. Could something called "positive train control" have prevented this?
Metra Chair Warns Of Shutdown Without Extension Of Rail Safety System DeadlineThe head of Metra’s board of directors has urged Congress to extend the deadline to install some costly safety equipment, or the commuter rail line and other railroads could be forced to come to a halt.
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.
Chicago Area Politicians Call For More Money To Implement Positive Train ControlChicago area political leaders are urging Washington to spend more money to increase train safety, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Train Fail-Safe Years Away From Being Implemented HereIt's called Positive Train Control and may have prevented the type of accident that occurred in Philadelphia this week. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Metra Seeks Delay In Deadline For New Safety System, Citing CostMetra and other railroads have until the end of 2015 to install “positive train control” systems – which allow a computer to override human error, and take control of a train, but railroads have asked for a three-year extension to implement the system.