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  • 'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion

     'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion
    Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to eliminate a major bottleneck in the nation's biggest, busiest and most congested railroad hub. The bridge will relieve...
  • Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater

    Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater
    A Metra train fatally struck a person early Monday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood. A female, whose age was not available, fell onto the train tracks around 12:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Ravenswood and West Granville avenues, said...
  • Metra riders may see mobile ticketing in May

    Metra riders may be able to use their smartphones as their train tickets as early as May if all goes as planned, commuter rail agency officials say. If a February test with a select group of customers is successful, Metra says all passengers would be...
  • Investigation raises safety issues at Metra

    Investigation raises safety issues at Metra
    While acknowledging that Metra is "generally compliant" with U.S. regulations, a federal investigation into three incidents this summer concluded there are "many issues that negatively impact safety." The Federal Railroad Administration, in a report...
  • Metra: Mobile ticketing could arrive in May

    Metra: Mobile ticketing could arrive in May
    Metra riders may be able to use their smartphones as train tickets as early as May, officials said Friday. If a February pilot program, with a select group of customers, is deemed successful, all passengers may be able to buy their tickets three...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...