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  • Additional Amtrak trains planned for Glenview

    Rail transportation plans could add seven to 10 daily Amtrak Hiawatha trains coming through Glenview. Adding the train runs would impact the downtown Metra tracks east of Harlem Avenue and the Union Pacific line that crosses Lake Avenue and Shermer and...
  • Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend

    Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend
    The mercury still reads below zero early Friday morning, but the frigid cold will not again reach record lows like Chicago saw Thursday. Temperatures were as low as 5 degrees below zero in the Chicago area Friday, according to the National Weather...
  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Rauner proposes cuts to Chicago transit, more road funding

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget would trim nearly $128 million from Chicago-area transit agencies, while increasing funding by a similar amount for road construction. The Republican's proposal says the reduction would amount to 4.4 percent of the...
  • Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy

    Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy
    To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up. The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains. The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
  • Mayor wants Metra station in Montgomery

    Mayor wants Metra station in Montgomery
    Mayor Matt Brolley wants a Metra commuter train station in Montgomery. Brolley told the audience at his State of the Village address Tuesday that a commuter station is a crucial asset to the future development of the downtown area. Michael Gillis, a...
  • Elmwood Park dog park campaign underway

    An Elmwood Park resident who's clashed with local officials in the past is advocating on behalf of dog lovers in the village. During public comment at the Feb. 2 Elmwood Park Village Board meeting, Pasquale Martorana talked about the need for a dog...
  • Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders

    Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders
    The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change. After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...
  • Chicago transit to be evaluated in emergency response study

    A $2.9 million federal grant is funding a study to determine the best way to evacuate Chicago in the event of an emergency. Argonne National Laboratory will work with Pace and Metra as public transit planners run disaster and emergency simulations to...
  • Metra: Pets on trains experiment won't happen -- at least not yet

    Metra: Pets on trains experiment won't happen -- at least not yet
    Small pets won't be riding along with their owners on Metra trains for now, even on a trial basis. Metra's board held off on considering the issue Friday until the matter could be studied further, according to Chairman Martin Oberman. The board was...
  • Metra BNSF line's on-time score lags

    Metra BNSF line's on-time score lags
    Despite January's cold and snow, Metra says it barely missed its goal for on-time performance. But that number obscures a dismal effort on its busiest line, the BNSF. That line, which is operated for Metra on contract by the BNSF Railway Co., was on...