| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Storms continued to cause cancellations at Chicago's airports Friday morning, but travel on the ground also had its challenges, with downed power lines halting all trains on the Union Pacific Northwest Line for more than two hours.
As of 9:45 a.m.,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The Emanuel administration will announce Monday that it is seeking bids to construct three long-planned transit projects aimed at providing faster and more reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and city visitors who ride CTA...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:29 AM
A Metra train fatally struck a person early Monday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood.
A female, whose age was not available, fell onto the train tracks around 12:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Ravenswood and West Granville avenues, said...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again.
A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Easing its bicycle policy, Metra is making it more convenient for customers who ride as part of their commutes or when special events are held Downtown, officials said Tuesday.
The first change will allow commuters to bring bikes on early morning...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Two Chicago suburbs may be changing the rules for future developments near their CTA stations so that these developments would be easy to access for pedestrians and public transit riders.
The Regional Transportation Authority, the funding arm for CTA,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Switching problems have been corrected at Chicago's Union Station after they caused delays of Metra's BNSF trains this evening, officials said at 6:30 p.m.
The problems were responsible for delays up to one hour, according to a Metra spokeswoman....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Nicole Cholewa's mom picked the wrong day to drop her off.
Cholewa, 22, typically rides the Metra from Palatine to the Ogilvie station and walks to classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago. But Thursday morning, Cholewa's mom dropped her off...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The costs associated with Metra's controversial 2013 settlement with ousted CEO Alex Clifford totaled about $1.3 million, with about half going to outside lawyers, officials said Thursday.
Clifford ended up leaving Metra with a package worth about $652,...
| Sep 5, 2014
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please go here: http://triblocal.com/events.
Thursday, Sept. 4