| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:46 PM
The CTA took an “incremental step’’ today toward restoring bus service that was eliminated 15 years ago along 31st Street on the Southwest Side due to dwindling ridership.
But members of multiple Chicago communities where the population...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:09 PM
The pedestrian portion of a narrow 127-year-old steel-and-timber bridge in Hinsdale has been closed because of a structural crack.
“We may be being a bit overcautious, but a portion of the bridge sagged,” said Hinsdale village engineer Dan...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 10:23 AM
A 37-year-old former Riverside resident with health problems apparently committed suicide by stepping in front of a freight train in the western suburb, police said today.
About 7:42 p.m. Friday the man, using a medical walker, got onto Burlington...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges.
In other words, let's pretend you'...
| May 3, 2011
Have you ever wondered how much it costs to commute in a plug-in car versus a hybrid or a gas-only model? After we published our exclusive comparison test among three different plug-in electric vehicles, many people asked us to test......
| Jun 8, 2011
“This is an opportunity to finally gauge the nature and extent of the problem,’’ San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris said....
| Nov 2, 2011
Metrolink trains in San Bernardino County were delayed Wednesday afternoon because of a freight train that derailed in Fontana, officials said....
| May 3, 2012
State bullet train officials set the stage for possible legal challenges from powerful Central Valley farming interests by approving the environmental review for an initial section of track to be built from Merced to Fresno....
| Jun 19, 2012
A man was hit and killed by a freight train Tuesday afternoon in downtown Riverside, authorities said....
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A summary of tests...
| Nov 20, 2010
Metra has completed testing the air quality on the first of its train lines in response to a Tribune investigation that found the amount of diesel soot lingering in the air steadily increases as commuters walk deeper into Union Station or the Ogilvie...