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  • Another winter storm expected to jam morning rush

    Another winter storm expected to jam morning rush
    Commuters are bracing for yet another snowstorm, one expected to bring heavy snow whipped by high winds during the morning rush. With predictions that snow could fall at a rate of 2 inches per hour, officials are urging commuters to give themselves...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

    Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait
    The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • Mass transit task force report advocates new board, elimination of RTA

    Mass transit task force report advocates new board, elimination of RTA
    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...
  • No more CTA Wrigley Field express bus

    No more CTA Wrigley Field express bus
    Cubs fans will have one fewer option for getting to the ballpark this summer. The CTA is no longer running a weekend and night shuttle from a North Side parking lot to Wrigley Field this year. The Cubs decided not to subsidize the No. 154-Wrigley...
  • Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements

    Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements
    A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements. Launching a...
  • Metra: Normal service resumes after rail repair at Union Station

    Metra: Normal service resumes after rail repair at Union Station
    Metra officials this late this afternoon that service was back to normal after a rail repairsĀ  at Union Station caused slight delays for commuters using the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service lines. Earlier, Amtrak...
  • McHenry County gets new representative on RTA board

    McHenry County gets new representative on RTA board
    A businessman and former member of the McHenry County Board will represent the county on the Regional Transportation Authority starting in January. Blake Hobson, 51, of Lakewood, was named by County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill to replace longtime...
  • No need to fall out of cycling as season changes

     No need to fall out of cycling as season changes
    It's last call for a fall bike ride. Want to belly up to the bar? If the weather takes a warmer turn and you're in the market for a final ride before putting your bike away for the winter, consider these options — a city mouse/country mouse pair...
  • Seniors on the Go: Visiting a city? Get a transit pass

    Seniors on the Go: Visiting a city? Get a transit pass
    If your spring and summer travel plans include visiting a popular city, take a close look at your local transit options. Presumably, inside a big city, you don't need or even want a rented car, and you probably don't want to pay for taxis everywhere you...
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....