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  • Woman struck, killed by Metra train in Franklin Park

    Woman struck, killed by Metra train in Franklin Park
    A Melrose Park woman was killed Thursday morning when she was struck by a Metra express train after walking onto or too close to the tracks near the Franklin Park station, officials said.   Franklin Park police said the woman, identified as Florence...
  • Former train engineer Orseno named Metra chief executive

    Former train engineer Orseno named Metra chief executive
    Don Orseno, a 30-year Metra veteran and former locomotive engineer, was appointed Friday to run the nation's second-largest commuter rail agency, taking over as Metra struggles to overcome a patronage controversy and service-crippling weather. Metra's...
  • Report calls Metra police force 'antiquated,' questions effectiveness

    Report calls Metra police force 'antiquated,' questions effectiveness
    Metra operates an “antiquated” police department with excessive overtime, irrational staffing plans and officers who were not qualified to use firearms for more than two years, according to a blistering investigative report released Wednesday....
  • Former alderman picked as new Metra chairman

    Former alderman picked as new Metra chairman
    Martin Oberman, a former Chicago alderman, was picked today to chair Metra's board of directors, bringing a city voice to a post often held by suburbanites. Oberman said he hopes to guide Metra past the difficulties that erupted after the forced...
  • 'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report

    'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report
    The Chicago area’s mass transit agencies are doing a poor job of serving the commuting needs of the region -- portions of which are “transit deserts” — while planning efforts are haphazard, a new report says. Even major...
  • 8th snowiest winter and another storm on the way

    8th snowiest winter and another storm on the way
    This winter already ranks as the 8th snowiest on record in Chicago and has a good chance of climbing the charts this weekend when another storm is expected to hit. The latest snowfall from Tuesday evening through Wednesday totaled 7 inches at the city'...
  • Improving portion of high-speed rail corridor could cost $1.5 billion

    Improving portion of high-speed rail corridor could cost $1.5 billion
    Improving passenger service on the slowest portion of Illinois' emerging 110-mph rail corridor, between Chicago and Joliet, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion, officials said Monday. It's roughly the same amount the state is spending so far to...
  • Buffalo Grove guide helps bicyclists get to Metra stations

    Buffalo Grove guide helps bicyclists get to Metra stations
    The village of Buffalo Grove has produced a guide to help bicyclists find the main routes to Metra stations. The League of Illinois Bicyclists initiated the Bike to Metra guide, which highlights preferred bike routes and rates the roads in terms of...
  • Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside

    Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside
    A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said. The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
  • Metra riders lodge complaints about delays

    Metra riders lodge complaints about delays
    Metra riders lodged complaints about train delays, overcrowding and communication missteps during a forum in Naperville Monday night. Roughly 40 people gathered to air their grievances at the hourlong event. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno told...
  • Downers Grove proposes new commuter parking permit

    Downers Grove proposes new commuter parking permit
    A new parking permit would open up the downtown garage to park-and-ride Metra customers coming into Downers Grove to work during the day. Village officials are proposing a permit for so-called reverse commuters, allowing these riders to keep cars in the...