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  • Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward

     Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward
    The Emanuel administration will announce Monday that it is seeking bids to construct three long-planned transit projects aimed at providing faster and more reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and city visitors who ride CTA...
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 11-17

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 11-17
    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 http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 11 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
  • North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24

    North and Northwest suburban events, Sept. 18-24
    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 http://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Sept. 18 Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
  • Park Ridge officials mull Metra station house lease

    Park Ridge officials mull Metra station house lease
    Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say. "It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
  • 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...
  • Metra eases policy restricting bikes on trains

    Metra eases policy restricting bikes on trains
    Easing its bicycle policy, Metra is making it more convenient for customers who ride as part of their commutes or when special events are held Downtown, officials said Tuesday. The first change will allow commuters to bring bikes on early morning...
  • 2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops

    2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops
    Two Chicago suburbs may be changing the rules for future developments near their CTA stations so that these developments would be easy to access for pedestrians and public transit riders. The Regional Transportation Authority, the funding arm for CTA,...
  • Tinley Park asks Metra for express service

    Tinley Park asks Metra for express service
    Tinley Park officials are asking Metra to establish commuter express service to Chicago's financial district during morning and afternoon rush hours. Such a move would be consistent with service provided on other suburban rail lines and would help...
  • Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers

    Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers
    For many of the 120,000 rail passengers who pass through each day, Union Station is either a mystifying maze of ramps and escalators, or a perplexing funnel that forces them to navigate perilously narrow platforms. Commuting challenges include dodging...
  • No progress on Wheaton pedestrian overpass

     No progress on Wheaton pedestrian overpass
    Long-delayed plans for a pedestrian overpass at Wheaton's Metra commuter station remain in a holding pattern, with no scheduled start date for a project that has been on the drawing board since 2010. Metra and the Union Pacific Railroad, which owns...
  • Metra UP West riders face construction delays

    Metra UP West riders face construction delays
    Track construction is expected to cause delays on Metra’s Union Pacific West Line for a month starting Sept. 15, Metra said today. The project is expected to delay midday trains by about 10 minutes and weekend trains by 15 minutes, although...