| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Improving passenger service on the slowest portion of Illinois' emerging 110-mph rail corridor, between Chicago and Joliet, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion, officials said Monday.
It's roughly the same amount the state is spending so far to...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Commuters are bracing for yet another snowstorm, one expected to bring heavy snow whipped by high winds during the morning rush.
With predictions that snow could fall at a rate of 2 inches per hour, officials are urging commuters to give themselves...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:32 PM
The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Metra officials this late this afternoon that service was back to normal after a rail repairs at Union Station caused slight delays for commuters using the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service lines.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a measure Tuesday that would have expanded the Regional Transportation’s Authority to issue no-bid contracts, arguing the agency should not be given more powers until a panel he formed can review operations following the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If your spring and summer travel plans include visiting a popular city, take a close look at your local transit options. Presumably, inside a big city, you don't need or even want a rented car, and you probably don't want to pay for taxis everywhere you...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:44 PM
A businessman and former member of the McHenry County Board will represent the county on the Regional Transportation Authority starting in January.
Blake Hobson, 51, of Lakewood, was named by County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill to replace longtime...
| Jan 5, 2014
When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events.
First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines this afternoon, authorities said.
The train, which was headed for Des Plaines from downtown Chicago, hit a vehicle at River Road in Des Plaines about 4 p.m., as it was arriving at its destination,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:06 PM
For the second year in a row, a long-standing city-suburban split among members of the Regional Transportation Authority board has put the agency in apparent violation of state law.
The RTA was obligated by statute to meet a Sept. 15 deadline to issue...