| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Should handicapped commuters be allowed to park for free at the Geneva Metra commuter parking lot?
The Geneva City Council began debate on the topic Monday night at its committee of the whole meeting after learning that while city code doesn't allow for...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:01 PM
A 17-year-old Northwest Side boy was struck and killed by a Metra train while walking to Taft High School on Friday morning, officials said.
Erik Lucansky was trying to cross the tracks at Avondale and Bryn Mawr avenues in the Old Norwood Park...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The village of Buffalo Grove has produced a guide to help bicyclists find the main routes to Metra stations.
The League of Illinois Bicyclists initiated the Bike to Metra guide, which highlights preferred bike routes and rates the roads in terms of...
| Mar 18, 2014
If your spring and summer travel plans include a big city, presumably you don't need or even want a rented car, and you probably don't want to pay for taxis everywhere you go. So check the transit options. Fortunately, transit systems in many big cities...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:15 PM
In what would be the biggest reshaping of the Chicago region’s bus and train system in 30 years, a Public Transit Task Force is recommending abolishing the Regional Transportation Authority and the boards of the CTA, Metra and Pace in favor of a new...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Martin Oberman, a former Chicago alderman, was picked today to chair Metra's board of directors, bringing a city voice to a post often held by suburbanites.
Oberman said he hopes to guide Metra past the difficulties that erupted after the forced...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:24 PM
When the Sox return to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday for Opening Day, it will also be a homecoming of sorts for the Sox Red Line stop.
The CTA shut the Sox-35th station, the closest rail stop to the stadium, for five months last year as part of a $425...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Municipalities and other local governments, including Cook County, collect sales taxes to pay for the services they provide to the individuals and companies that live and do business in their communities. That’s the purpose of sales tax collection....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:04 AM
A task force formed by Gov. Pat Quinn in the wake of last year's Metra controversy signed off this morning on a plan to reshape oversight of the Chicago area's transit agencies.
The plan calls for consolidating Metra, CTA and Pace under one "single...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a state task force report that called for one mega mass transit agency combining the CTA, Metra and PACE as written by "propeller heads."
The characterization came today when the mayor was asked if the single transit...