Rail Advocates: Gov. Rauner's Proposed Mass Transit Cuts Will Hurt Economic DevelopmentRail 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.
Travel By Train For Your Next VacationTo 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.
Metra BNSF Railway Service Restored After Two Killed By TrainService 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.
Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big DelaysCTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.
This App Will Plan Your Entire TripInstead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.
Group Stresses Railroad Safety After Deaths Rise In 2013More 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.
The Most Luxurious Train Safari In The WorldFor your next luxury vacation, consider traveling by train. Rovos Rail brings the luxury and decadence of the olden days back to your trip, in their train safari.
With Ventra Back On The Rails, Transition To The New Fare Payment System Could Soon ResumeAccording 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.
Labor Official Blamed As CTA Gets Ready To Lay Off Ex-Offenders 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.
All Aboard: The World's Most Amazing Train TripsThe 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.
Union: Train Interiors Will Get Dirty Under CTA PlanTransit officials say labor representatives are misleading the public.
The World's Coolest Train StationsDespite the abundance of public transportation options, trains remain a popular and consistent way to travel easily. Check out the world's coolest train stations.
Best Railroad Experiences Near Chicago For KidsThere are many opportunities for kids to experience railroads and trains near Chicago.
State Investigator On Racing Trains: 'Is It Really Worth The Risk?'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.
CTA Train Routes Closed For Bridge Construction It's a big hassle for thousands of CTA riders and it's all to replace a major Chicago bridge.