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  • 'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion

     'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion
    Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to eliminate a major bottleneck in the nation's biggest, busiest and most congested railroad hub. The bridge will relieve...
  • New trains? That's not where your Metra fare hike will go

    New trains? That's not where your Metra fare hike will go
    Let's set the record straight right up front: That 10.8 percent fare increase Metra wants for next year is not about buying new trains. Only $2.4 million of the $27.3 million the fare hike would generate next year would go toward the purchase of new...
  • New RTA chief seeks cooperation, more funding

    Reaching accord among the transit agencies and obtaining more state and federal funding are high priorities, the new head of the Chicago area's top transportation agency said Wednesday. The Regional Transportation Authority board named Leanne Redden...
  • Will the proposed Ventra app improve commutes?

    Will the proposed Ventra app improve commutes?
    In an act of unprecedented cooperation between Chicago's transit agencies, the CTA, Metra and Pace suburban bus system Wednesday unveiled their plan to create an app that can be used to pay for rides on all three transit systems. The app is not a...
  • Wanted: A public corruption buster

    Wanted: A public corruption buster
    "It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. That's what people expect of their leaders and elected officials. And I will not let them down." — Lisa Madigan, candidate for attorney...
  • Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park

    Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park
    A woman was killed after being struck by a Metra Rock Island District train Wednesday evening in Tinley Park, officials said. The pedestrian was hit somewhere north of 183rd Street about 5 p.m., west of the Tinley Park station on the Rock Island line,...
  • Move afoot to let smartphones pay transit fares

    Move afoot to let smartphones pay transit fares
    Smartphones would work like "virtual Ventra cards'' under a $2.5 million plan presented Wednesday to quickly knit together a regionwide mobile transit fare-payment system. The proposed Ventra smartphone app is far from the simple, universal fare plan...
  • Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February

    Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February
    Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in February on...
  • Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace

    Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace
    CTA, Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year.  Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in...
  • Parking garage construction frustrates commuters

    Parking garage construction frustrates commuters
    The hundreds of Geneva residents who board Metra trains each morning have added another layer to their bustling morning commutes, thanks to the adjacent parking garage that's under construction.  It's two months in to the six-month construction to add a...
  • Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place

    Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place
    Five aldermen well-versed in Chicago's transportation issues on Wednesday called for yet another study to examine the feasibility and cost of launching high-quality airport express train service for O'Hare International Airport, Union Station and...