| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra.
Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:31 AM
A standoff involving a man with a rifle and a large knife that started late this morning at a South Loop rail yard ended peacefully a little after 1 p.m.
Police were called to the scene of the standoff south of Roosevelt Road at Lumber Street, west of...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The CTA and Pace on Monday will make their big rollout of a next-generation fare-payment system while beginning to phase out transit cards that have provided many years of dependable service but are showing signs of age.
Through early next year, the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:55 AM
The South Shore Line, which is the only major transit operation serving the Chicago area that prohibits bicycles onboard, is working to announce a bike program by next spring, railroad officials said.
A date has not been set, and any launch likely won't...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:59 PM
The city of Geneva snapped up a piece of downtown property to use for parking near the Metra station.
The city council voted recently to authorize city officials to spend $290,000 to buy the three-bedroom house at 526 N. Fourth St. from the trust of...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:13 PM
From the Village of Morton Grove Web site, an announcement about Metra railroad repairs at Dempster Street:
"Due to maintenance on the Metra MD-North Line, the rail crossing at Dempster St. in Morton Grove will temporarily close from October 2, 2013,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
On Sept. 22 at Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. a loss prevention agent observed a female subject enter the fitting room with a dress. A few minutes later she emerged without the dress and...
| Sep 23, 2013
As many as 4 out of 10 Chicago-area pedestrians and bicyclists say they are at times willing to ignore flashing lights, ringing bells and gates at railroad crossings, a UIC study has found.
The University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, who...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Metra's board of directors got its first-ever Hispanic member along with a new member from DuPage County when it convened today.
Former federal Judge Manuel Barbosa of Elgin took his place on the commuter rail agency's board, representing Kane County,...
| Sep 16, 2013
Almost every day somebody climbs or falls onto the CTA tracks, which has led to seven deaths so far in 2013 and more than 50 fatalities in recent years, according to an analysis the transit agency is set to release Monday as part of a redoubled rail-...