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  • Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A series of add-...
  • First Savings Bank of Hegewisch opens branch in Oak Forest

    First Savings Bank of Hegewisch has opened a new branch at 4920 W. 159th St. in Oak Forest. The 3,400-square-foot branch features two drive-up lanes and is adjacent to the Metra commuter train station. The building had been home to PNC Bank, which closed...
  • Bikes put homeless on road to opportunity

    Bikes put homeless on road to opportunity
    Kevin Harmon lives in Aurora and works in West Chicago. Which doesn't sound like a bad commute, until you consider it starts off with a four-block walk at night to catch that last bus of the day to the Metra station in Geneva. From there, Harmon catches...
  • Delays by Metra rose in February, but March numbers improving

    Delays by Metra rose in February, but March numbers improving
    Delays continued to plague Metra's popular BNSF line during a snowy February, but the on-time performance has improved so far in March. The BNSF line was on time 90.1 percent of the time, 87.6 percent during rush hour, in February. "We didn't meet our...
  • Oswego to end Park-n-Ride service for commuters

    Oswego to end Park-n-Ride service for commuters
    With a small number of riders in recent years, the village of Oswego has decided to end its Park-n-Ride transportation service for Metra riders this summer. The Oswego Park-n-Ride has operated weekday rush hour bus service between two locations and...
  • 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...
  • Letters to the editor

    Support Medicaid, invest in health As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois' Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve outcomes and achieve savings. More than 115 hospitals across the state...
  • Ventra app presented at show-and-tell, expected to be rolled out soon

    Ventra app presented at show-and-tell, expected to be rolled out soon
    Transit officials on Friday demonstrated a test version of a new Ventra smartphone app that will enable mobile ticketing on the CTA, Metra and Pace. The app modernizes the antiquated paper ticket fare-collection system on Metra. Customers will be able...
  • Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes

    Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes
    Transit officials Wednesday laid out a grim scenario of service cuts on buses and trains, fare increases, layoffs and commuters returning to their cars in droves as early as summer if lawmakers approve Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut nearly $170 million...
  • South Shore express trains intended to lure new NWI residents

    South Shore express trains intended to lure new NWI residents
    PORTAGE — The success of the newly launched "Sunrise Express" South Shore commuter train from South Bend to Chicago could lead to landmark change for the railroad, pitting it in tighter competition for commuters with Metra, its Illinois rival. The...
  • Oswego locks in land for potential Metra commuter lot

    Oswego locks in land for potential Metra commuter lot
    The village of Oswego has locked in a purchase of a 15-acre parcel for a future Metra commuter parking lot at the northwest corner of Orchard Road and Mill Street. Village trustees approved a planned unit development agreement for 98.3 acres of land...