| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Metra monthly pass customers who also buy passes on CTA and Pace will receive new types of cards starting in December that are compatible with the Ventra fare payment system, officials said Thursday.
Unlike CTA and Pace, Metra is not yet participating...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
On Sept. 22 at Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. a loss prevention agent observed a female subject enter the fitting room with a dress. A few minutes later she emerged without the dress and...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra.
Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:21 AM
The new Ventra fare-payment system, which one month into a four-month transition continues to be a source of angst for many Chicago-area transit commuters, accounts for 1 in 3 CTA rides, officials said Thursday.
But transit officials are set to give the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:58 PM
No fare hikes or doomsday scenarios are in store next year for riders on the CTA, Metra and Pace.
The three transit agencies released proposed 2014 budgets this week that freeze fares and promise the same service levels in effect this year.
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Thousands of commuters will board the CTA Red Line along the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven’t experienced in decades: zero slow zones.
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Thousands of weekday commuters will board the CTA Red Line on the Dan Ryan branch Monday for the first time in five months after a massive rebuild that will also deliver something its riders haven't experienced in decades: no slow zones.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:45 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett....
| Sep 19, 2013
A letter to the editor from Highland Park.
Reform mass transit
Given the recent scandals surrounding Metra, I believe it is time to rethink how mass transit is organized in Illinois. This can be done through eliminating several of the existing boards,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A semi-truck hauling a load of vehicles was struck by a Metra Milwaukee District West Line train in Bartlett, causing at least one train car to derail and leaving two passengers with minor injuries, officials said.
The accident happened at 3:38 p.m. as...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:27 PM
The estate of a Metra employee struck and killed by a train earlier this summer is now suing the commuter rail agency.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that negligence by Metra caused the July 5 death of track laborer Luis...