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  • Cars parked in Geneva lot targeted by catalytic converter thieves

    Cars parked in Geneva lot targeted by catalytic converter thieves
    Six catalytic converters from vehicles parked in two commuter lots near Geneva's downtown Metra station have been stolen in the past week, Geneva police said. The thefts have primarily occurred during the day, between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., police...
  • Metra reports delays on Union Pacific North Line

    Metra reports delays on Union Pacific North Line
    Metra officials reported delays Friday morning on the Union Pacific North Line because of mechanical problems with a train. A mechanical issue with a locomotive on train No. 314 touched off the delays,  a Metra spokesman said. That train was stopped...
  • Metra's 10-year plan brings its commuter railroad into the 21st century

    The Tribune has taken issue with the reformed Metra management by criticizing its proposal for 10 years of periodic fare increases to fund both operations and capital improvements (Editorial, Oct. 24). This is perplexing to me. As a former RTA overseer of...
  • Why Metra needs a fare hike

     Why Metra needs a fare hike
    Metra recently announced a long-range plan to upgrade our locomotives and cars and pay for the Positive Train Control safety system, a plan that relies in part on issuing $400 million in bonds that will be covered by higher fares over the next decade....
  • New trains? That's not where your Metra fare hike will go

    New trains? That's not where your Metra fare hike will go
    Let's set the record straight right up front: That 10.8 percent fare increase Metra wants for next year is not about buying new trains. Only $2.4 million of the $27.3 million the fare hike would generate next year would go toward the purchase of new...
  • 'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion

     'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion
    Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to eliminate a major bottleneck in the nation's biggest, busiest and most congested railroad hub. The bridge will relieve...
  • Parking garage construction frustrates commuters

    Parking garage construction frustrates commuters
    The hundreds of Geneva residents who board Metra trains each morning have added another layer to their bustling morning commutes, thanks to the adjacent parking garage that's under construction.  It's two months in to the six-month construction to add a...
  • Metra riders may see mobile ticketing in May

    Metra riders may be able to use their smartphones as their train tickets as early as May if all goes as planned, commuter rail agency officials say. If a February test with a select group of customers is successful, Metra says all passengers would be...
  • Investigation raises safety issues at Metra

    Investigation raises safety issues at Metra
    While acknowledging that Metra is "generally compliant" with U.S. regulations, a federal investigation into three incidents this summer concluded there are "many issues that negatively impact safety." The Federal Railroad Administration, in a report...
  • Metra: Mobile ticketing could arrive in May

    Metra: Mobile ticketing could arrive in May
    Metra riders may be able to use their smartphones as train tickets as early as May, officials said Friday. If a February pilot program, with a select group of customers, is deemed successful, all passengers may be able to buy their tickets three...
  • Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park

    Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park
    A woman was killed after being struck by a Metra Rock Island District train Wednesday evening in Tinley Park, officials said. The pedestrian was hit somewhere north of 183rd Street about 5 p.m., west of the Tinley Park station on the Rock Island line,...