| Dec 16, 2013
Two court decisions have blocked the California High-Speed Rail Authority from issuing more than $8 billion in bonds and from using bond funds on construction until it fixes its funding plan. Now what?
The authority says it will move forward using...
| Dec 12, 2013
Letters to the editor from Naperville, Lombard, Batavia, Aurora and La Grange Park.
This is in response to "Naperville train crash memorial in the works; Sculpture would be tribute to victims of 1946 tragedy" (News, Dec. 1). When I...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains.
The two planned to grab...
| Dec 8, 2013
Rena Church, the public art director for the city of Aurora, is a nice, pleasant person. And she has a cute, tiny dog, a Chihuahua mix named Rula.
Their dream? To do what is now forbidden: ride together on Metra.
Rena can almost envision the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:46 AM
A woman was struck and killed by a Charm City Circulator bus Tuesday, hours after a MARC train crash at a Baltimore crossing claimed the lives of two people in an SUV.
Police said it was too early to say whether the snowy, icy conditions played a role...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:09 AM
After Hartford community groups panned the first set of proposals for a new Flower Street pedestrian overpass above the CTfastrak busway, state engineers are back with options ranging from a helix ramp to a set of double elevators linked by a bridge....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:17 PM
On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A Harford County Sheriff's deputy was recognized this week for his community service by the Maryland Sheriff's Association.
DFC Shawn Forton, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, assigned as a K-9 officer at the Harford County Detention Center,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Customers of the new Santa Barbara restaurant Lucky Penny may pass by the wall tiled in real coins and be tempted to try the design stunt at home, given that it calls for a simple material that seems so cheap. But think twice, cautions its designer,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Believe it or not, but Amtrak is the most energy-efficient form of motorized transportation available in the United States, according to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory report released this summer. Indeed, the comparison isn't really all that close,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BARSTOW — In the dark, Doug Aitken's art train could be any other industrial locomotive parked at this Amtrak outpost, except for the trail of soft blue-and-white LED lights glimmering along the length of its nine cars. Since it left New York on...