| Feb 1, 2015
| 10:11 PM
Monday classes were canceled for hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area schoolchildren after a blizzardlike storm Sunday dropped more than a foot of snow across the region. Lingering accumulation could disrupt the morning drive, forecasters say, but...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:22 PM
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....
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Mohammad Ouyoun, 21, was trying to get to Union Station to take a Metra train home to Northbrook last year when he came across a problem.
Ouyoun said he was at the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop in River North and asked the CTA customer service...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A 17-year-old girl was critically injured after being struck by a Metra train near Hinsdale Saturday evening, officials said.
Just after 7 p.m., Hinsdale’s police and fire officials responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train on...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Amtrak will spend $12 million this year for renovation work at Chicago's Union Station, including a redesign of the facility's often-crowded concourse areas, officials will announce Thursday.
The station also will undergo safety improvements, better...
| 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 16, 2015
| 5:56 PM
To flip or not to flip? That's the question.
The answer, according to a survey of Metra customers, is that most riders are OK with the installation of new, more modern coach seats, even though they would face in only one direction and not be flippable...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:14 AM
From Red Line and Blue Line station renovations to an express bus system in the Loop, RedEye looks at Chicago transit projects the CTA and the city are expected to tackle next year.
- Ventra app: The CTA announced this year it will roll out a Ventra...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 11:38 AM
The Regional Transportation Authority should either be strengthened into a superagency to coordinate all Chicago-area transit service or be eliminated entirely, leaving the CTA, Metra and Pace to fend for themselves, according to a new report from a...
| 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....