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  • 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...
  • Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend

    Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend
    The mercury still reads below zero early Friday morning, but the frigid cold will not again reach record lows like Chicago saw Thursday. Temperatures were as low as 5 degrees below zero in the Chicago area Friday, according to the National Weather...
  • First World Metra problems

    All I could hear in my head as I read the article “Riders ‘hate it’: Metra’s least-reliable train on its worst-performing line” (News, March 10) was crying babies. As a former Metra rider, I commend the hard work those...
  • Evanston moves ahead on Divvy station locations

    Evanston moves ahead on Divvy station locations
    Evanston city officials are recommending eight sites for Divvy Bike stations spread throughout the city in the first phase of the bike sharing program. A staff report delivered to the City Council on March 9 includes recommendations for stations at...
  • U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment

    U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment
    Federal railroad officials and Metra are investigating the cause of Monday's derailment just before rush hour that caused the cancellation of 16 trains and delayed thousands of commuter rail passengers. Crews worked Tuesday to repair tracks, but Metra...