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  • The commuter shuffle: Shovel out, ditch car, wait for train

    The commuter shuffle: Shovel out, ditch car, wait for train
    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...
  • Person struck by train in Arlington Heights

    Person struck by train in Arlington Heights
    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....
  • BNSF, Metra sued over deaths of brother, sister

    BNSF, Metra sued over deaths of brother, sister
    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. Margaret Huddleston,...
  • For Metra riders, fare increase depends on type of ticket, destination

    For Metra riders, fare increase depends on type of ticket, destination
    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...
  • Concerns about Metra seat design

    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...
  • Moran: Commuters feel a pinch when 'billions' are mentioned

    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...
  • Metra might allow small pets on trains

    Metra might allow small pets on trains
    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...
  • RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment

     RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment
    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. The...
  • Metra riders sound off on rate hike

    Metra riders sound off on rate hike
    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?"...
  • Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online

    Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online
    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...
  • $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'

    $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'
    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...