| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Commuters shuffled through the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Monday morning, bundled against the snow and cold and many of them running late because of delays and cancellations on Metra lines.
Lynette Russell arrived at Ogilvie after traveling from...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:28 PM
A person was struck by a Metra train in suburban Arlington Heights on Sunday night, officials said.
The pedestrian was struck about 9:45 p.m. near the Arlington Heights station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line, said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The family of a brother and sister struck and killed by a Metra train in August in Chicago are suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Metra, saying they failed to repair a large hole in a fence used by residents to cross the tracks.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:34 PM
When Marlene Tillis bought her February Metra pass recently, she was surprised to find out how much the cost had jumped: an increase of $14.50 to $92.75 for a month's worth of rides.
That amounts to an 18.5 percent increase — more than the average...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:26 AM
In a recent article on a Metra survey regarding a new style of commuter car seat, an apparent majority of the more than 1,000 customers surveyed seemed to like the comfort and design of the seats, but I wonder if any of them gave much thought as to how...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Around the time summer turned to fall, Kirk Dillard, your chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), told a Waukegan Chamber of Commerce breakfast crowd that "we have a tremendous backlog of what I call keeping our system in a state of...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:15 PM
Metra customers who want to bring their pets along for the train ride may soon be able to do so, at least on weekends.
The agency said Friday that if its board approves, it expects to begin a three-month trial program this spring allowing customers to...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:52 PM
Chicago's three transit agencies have fallen $3 billion further behind previous years in investing in new equipment and maintaining existing trains, buses and infrastructure, a new report by the Regional Transportation Authority said Thursday.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Metra riders may experience some sticker shock this week as they purchase monthly passes for February, the first month reflecting the commuter rail service's rate increases.
"The biggest problem is if it can't be on time, how can they increase fares?"...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:43 PM
Larry Green, the public safety director for Metra, had some advice for anyone whose car is stuck on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, and it went beyond the obvious "get out of the car."
But Green, speaking Thursday morning to about 150...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:06 AM
As 2014 comes to an end, the Lake Forester looks back at the biggest stories we reported on this year.
Proposal to make Metra station safer stalls without funding
A city report specifying exactly how much money would be required to upgrade the West Lake...