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  • Concerns about Metra seat design

    In a recent article on a Metra survey regarding a new style of commuter car seat, an apparent majority of the more than 1,000 customers surveyed seemed to like the comfort and design of the seats, but I wonder if any of them gave much thought as to how...
  • Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online

    Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online
    Larry Green, the public safety director for Metra, had some advice for anyone whose car is stuck on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, and it went beyond the obvious "get out of the car." But Green, speaking Thursday morning to about 150...
  • Cafe La Fortuna Express opens in downtown Metra station

    The village hopes the downtown Hinsdale train station will become a destination for more than Metra riders on their way to someplace else. The village has been looking for a new tenant for the station, which it owns, since the Cosi restaurant closed...
  • Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say

    Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say
    Train delays and icy roads made for dicey travel Monday morning after nearly 20 inches of snowfall, but transit agencies and highway officials said the evening ride home was more of a relief. School and some business closings helped keep roads clear...
  • Police seek motorist who drove off after train crash

    Police seek motorist who drove off after train crash
    A Metra train on the Milwaukee District North Line struck a car and tore off its rear bumper Sunday night in Round Lake Park, and police say the motorist and another man got out of the vehicle, picked up the bumper, put it in the car and drove off....
  • Highland Park, Deerfield mostly escape snow unscathed

    Highland Park, Deerfield mostly escape snow unscathed
    Despite getting more than 19 inches of snowfall over the weekend, Highland Park and Deerfield experienced few problems, officials said, other than police having to help some drivers who slid off the road. Schools were closed Monday in Highland Park,...
  • Massive storm blankets Chicago, closes schools, threatens commutes

    Massive storm blankets Chicago, closes schools, threatens commutes
    Monday classes were canceled for hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area schoolchildren after a blizzardlike storm Sunday dropped more than a foot of snow across the region. Lingering accumulation could disrupt the morning drive, forecasters say, but...
  • Metra riders sound off on rate hike

    Metra riders sound off on rate hike
    Metra riders may experience some sticker shock this week as they purchase monthly passes for February, the first month reflecting the commuter rail service's rate increases. "The biggest problem is if it can't be on time, how can they increase fares?"...
  • RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment

     RTA report: Metra, Pace, CTA falling behind in funding for equipment
    Chicago's three transit agencies have fallen $3 billion further behind previous years in investing in new equipment and maintaining existing trains, buses and infrastructure, a new report by the Regional Transportation Authority said Thursday. The...
  • Moran: Commuters feel a pinch when 'billions' are mentioned

    Around the time summer turned to fall, Kirk Dillard, your chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), told a Waukegan Chamber of Commerce breakfast crowd that "we have a tremendous backlog of what I call keeping our system in a state of...
  • Survey: Most Metra riders like new coach seats, despite being non-flippable

    Survey: Most Metra riders like new coach seats, despite being non-flippable
    To flip or not to flip? That's the question. The answer, according to a survey of Metra customers, is that most riders are OK with the installation of new, more modern coach seats, even though they would face in only one direction and not be flippable...