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  • 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...
  • 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 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield mostly escape snow unscathed

    Highland Park, Deerfield mostly escape snow unscathed
    Despite getting more than 19 inches of snowfall over the weekend, Highland Park and Deerfield experienced few problems, officials said, other than police having to help some drivers who slid off the road. Schools were closed Monday in Highland Park,...
  • Police seek motorist who drove off after train crash

    Police seek motorist who drove off after train crash
    A Metra train on the Milwaukee District North Line struck a car and tore off its rear bumper Sunday night in Round Lake Park, and police say the motorist and another man got out of the vehicle, picked up the bumper, put it in the car and drove off....
  • Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say

    Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say
    Train delays and icy roads made for dicey travel Monday morning after nearly 20 inches of snowfall, but transit agencies and highway officials said the evening ride home was more of a relief. School and some business closings helped keep roads clear...
  • Cafe La Fortuna Express opens in downtown Metra station

    The village hopes the downtown Hinsdale train station will become a destination for more than Metra riders on their way to someplace else. The village has been looking for a new tenant for the station, which it owns, since the Cosi restaurant closed...