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  • Commuting downtown in winter is physically, financially exhausting

    Commuting downtown in winter is physically, financially exhausting
    You see the dangdest things as an occasional rider of the commuter rails. For example, the archaeological dig going on in the parking lot of a Lake County Metra station during this extended cold-weather season. To explain: A man had parked his vehicle...
  • How the Ventra app could affect CTA rides

    How the Ventra app could affect CTA rides
    If only it could save you a seat on the train. A forthcoming Ventra app, which would let public transit riders use their smartphones to buy fares for the CTA, Metra and the Pace suburban bus system, may not seem revolutionary to CTA riders—at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police find body of missing Libertyville veteran

    Police find body of missing Libertyville veteran
    More than three months after Libertyville veteran Daniel Nerstrom went missing, police say they found his body by the Metra tracks on March 13. Police responded to a report that a body was lying along the tracks east of the downtown Libertyville station...
  • Transit employee contributions in spotlight Wednesday

    Transit employee contributions in spotlight Wednesday
    Public transportation workers will be lauded Wednesday for their efforts during Transit Employee Appreciation Day. Riders on the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace are encouraged to say thank you to the people who keep the lines running every day....
  • Elmhurst installs new bicycle fix-it station near Metra train stop

    Elmhurst installs new bicycle fix-it station near Metra train stop
    Bicycle riders with mechanicals might find the tool they're looking for at a do-it-yourself repair station at the Elmhurst Metra station. The station includes a bike holding rack, a hand-operated pump and an assortment of high-quality hand tools, all...
  • Mexican restaurant coming to Hinsdale train station

    Mexican restaurant coming to Hinsdale train station
    A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Hinsdale in the downtown Metra station. The Hinsdale Village Board gave tentative approval March 3 for the owners of Casa Margarita to open their fifth restaurant in the Hinsdale station, at 25 Hinsdale Ave. The...