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  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
  • Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study

    Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study
    A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments. "The current state of transit...
  • Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station

    Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station
    Service on the Heritage Corridor line was halted this morning after a pedestrian was struck at the Joliet station, according to Metra. The person was struck shortly after 7 a.m., according to a Metra spokesman. The No. 918 train headed toward Chicago...
  • Midlothian shaken by rash of attacks on young women

    Midlothian shaken by rash of attacks on young women
    Dozens of worried Midlothian residents packed a Village Board meeting Wednesday night in the wake of four attacks on young women near the town's Metra station. Residents in the working-class south suburb of about 15,000 filled roughly 60 chairs and...
  • Technology inspires new generation of train watchers

      Technology inspires new generation of train watchers
    While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old from Chicago...
  • World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen

    World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen
    The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event. Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
  • Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route

    Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route
    Dear Getting Around: You've got mail. Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...
  • Fare hike for Metra riders next year?

    Fare hike for Metra riders next year?
    Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today. Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...
  • Downers Grove train station work on schedule

     Downers Grove train station work on schedule
    Construction on the Downers Grove Main Street Metra platforms is progressing on schedule, according to officials. Workers have completed demolition on the northwest side of the platforms and are pouring new concrete. That work is scheduled to wrap up...
  • Dist. 58 group plans Oktoberfest fundraiser

    Dist. 58 group plans Oktoberfest fundraiser
    The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 received preliminary permission to hold an Oktoberfest festival in the downtown area as a fundraiser for the organization. The village's Community Events Commission recently approved the...
  • Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks

    Geneva woman found dead on railroad tracks
    A 32-year-old Geneva woman was found dead on the Union Pacific Railway tracks east of the Fox River on Sunday morning, authorities said. Just before 7 a.m., Geneva Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman lying on the tracks south...