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  • Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park

    Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park
    A woman was killed after being struck by a Metra Rock Island District train Wednesday evening in Tinley Park, officials said. The pedestrian was hit somewhere north of 183rd Street about 5 p.m., west of the Tinley Park station on the Rock Island line,...
  • Feds say Metra safety 'an area of concern'

    Feds say Metra safety 'an area of concern'
    The Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced findings from a review of Metra, which called the commuter rail line "generally compliant" with U.S. safety regulations, but also directed the railroad to take immediate steps to "enhance its...
  • Will the proposed Ventra app improve commutes?

    Will the proposed Ventra app improve commutes?
    In an act of unprecedented cooperation between Chicago's transit agencies, the CTA, Metra and Pace suburban bus system Wednesday unveiled their plan to create an app that can be used to pay for rides on all three transit systems. The app is not a...
  • Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February

    Ventra mobile-ticketing app testing to start in February
    Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in February on...
  • Facing fare hikes, Metra riders want all to pay

    Facing fare hikes, Metra riders want all to pay
    With Metra riders facing a 68 percent fare increase over the next 10 years, some of them are raising a common complaint — too many passengers are getting a free ride, because conductors either don't or can't check everyone's tickets. That's...
  • Wanted: A public corruption buster

    Wanted: A public corruption buster
    "It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. That's what people expect of their leaders and elected officials. And I will not let them down." — Lisa Madigan, candidate for attorney...
  • New RTA chief seeks cooperation, more funding

    Reaching accord among the transit agencies and obtaining more state and federal funding are high priorities, the new head of the Chicago area's top transportation agency said Wednesday. The Regional Transportation Authority board named Leanne Redden...
  • Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace

    Mobile ticketing test to start in February on CTA, Metra and Pace
    CTA, Metra and Pace on Wednesday unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut next year.  Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told the CTA board at Wednesday's monthly meeting that testing by the commuter railroad will begin in...
  • Move afoot to let smartphones pay transit fares

    Move afoot to let smartphones pay transit fares
    Smartphones would work like "virtual Ventra cards'' under a $2.5 million plan presented Wednesday to quickly knit together a regionwide mobile transit fare-payment system. The proposed Ventra smartphone app is far from the simple, universal fare plan...
  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15

    North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Oct. 9 Dann & Raymond's Movie Night: Daily Herald film editor...