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  • New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'

    New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'
    Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance. The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
  • Fare hike for Metra riders next year?

    Fare hike for Metra riders next year?
    Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today. Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency. But perhaps just as important as his political...
  • Kennedy roadwork put into fast lane

    Kennedy roadwork put into fast lane
    Kennedy Expressway construction, which threatened nightmarish delays each weekend for the rest of the month, not only will wrap up earlier than planned this weekend but will be completed by June 23, officials said Saturday. Because of "the expedited...
  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
  • Pedestrian struck by Metra train in Naperville

    Pedestrian struck by Metra train in Naperville
    A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train  on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line in  Naperville Friday evening, officials said. The accident happened at 6:30 p.m. at Colombia Street, just east of the the Naperville station, said...
  • Man struck, killed by freight train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by freight train in La Grange
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Burlington Northern freight train in La Grange this afternoon, causing delays for Metra trains that use the same tracks, officials said. La Grange Police Chief Michael A. Holub said the incident was an apparent...
  • Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor

    Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor
    Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby. The Natural Resources Defense Council,...
  • Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region

    Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region
    Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening. By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
  • Construction flaws found in parts of new Oceanside railroad bridge

    Construction flaws found in parts of new Oceanside railroad bridge
    Sections of a new $40.6-million bridge near Oceanside that will serve one of the busiest rail corridors in the nation are being torn out and rebuilt due to flaws in the concrete. Officials for the San Diego Assn. of Governments, which is funding the...
  • L.A. council considers controversial rail yard for harbor

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday morning will consider approving a controversial rail yard in the harbor that could improve the shipment of cargo but adversely affect nearby schools, parks and low-income communities. The proposal to build a...