| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again.
A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:56 PM
A 28-year-old Clearwater man was killed after a train collided with a vehicle in Longwood this afternoon, officials said.
Longwood police and Seminole County deputies responded to the collision which happened around 2:25 p.m. near State Road 434. The...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:55 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration on Tuesday proposed measures to prevent unattended freight trains from causing accidents, a step meant to improve oil train safety after a string of serious mishaps.
The FRA, part of the...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Morton Grove police plan to step up enforcement at some railroad crossings and commuter stations as part of Illinois Rail Safety Week.
State agencies have declared Sept. 14 through Sept. 20 as a week to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Greetings, readers. Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 92 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 72.
Headlines from the area:
- Police continue to investigate the fatal collision Tuesday...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:02 PM
AUBURN Maine (Reuters) - A man who helped block Maine railroad tracks to protest the transport of crude oil through the state after a deadly 2013 train crash across the Canadian border was convicted of criminal trespass for the incident, according to...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:40 PM
SunRail ridership fell by 13 percent in August, even as managers of the commuter train are discussing whether to extend system hours to weekends and later at night.
The Monday through Friday operation saw its daily passenger count drop from 4,127 in...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Even though Norwalk's balky Walk Bridge has brought the country's busiest commuter railroad to a standstill several times, the Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday gave Connecticut less than half of what the state sought to replace it.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:33 PM
A series of eight hearings have been set for October and November in Central Florida and along the East Coast to listen to public comments about the planned train system that would link Miami with Orlando International Airport.
Sponsored by the...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:14 PM
An Amtrak train crashed into a parked vehicle in Winter Park on Saturday afternoon, according to police.
The incident happened near the intersection of Holt and Pennsylvania. The vehicle was parked too close to the tracks and the train clipped it when...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 6:52 a.m., DOT said.
Roadwork on MD 144 West in the Cooksville area at Drovers Lane has closed the westbound...