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  • 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...
  • Metra proposes 11% fare hike as part of fleet modernization effort

    Metra proposes 11% fare hike as part of fleet modernization effort
    Metra is proposing fare increases averaging nearly 11 percent next year and will seek additional hikes totaling about 68 percent over the next decade, money needed to modernize its aging fleet, officials said Thursday. The increases would help pay for a...
  • 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...
  • Wilmette Rock House cafe to serve Metra commuters

    Wilmette Rock House cafe to serve Metra commuters
    With the owners of Wilmette's Rock House cafe stepping up as the new concession vendor for the village's Metra train station, officials say the popular local venue's offerings might jazz up the daily morning commute. "I think the Rock House at the Metra...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Parking garage construction frustrates commuters

    Parking garage construction frustrates commuters
    The hundreds of Geneva residents who board Metra trains each morning have added another layer to their bustling morning commutes, thanks to the adjacent parking garage that's under construction.  It's two months in to the six-month construction to add a...
  • Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place

    Aldermen seek O'Hare express train to Union Station, McCormick Place
    Five aldermen well-versed in Chicago's transportation issues on Wednesday called for yet another study to examine the feasibility and cost of launching high-quality airport express train service for O'Hare International Airport, Union Station and...
  • Trains halted on UP North Line after woman fatally struck

    Trains halted on UP North Line after woman fatally struck
    A woman was struck and killed by a Metra train as she rushed across a track crossing at the Highwood station Tuesday morning, officials said. Witnesses told emergency crews that the woman appeared to have been trying to "beat the express train" when...
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 3-9

    North and Northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 3-9
    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. Friday, Oct. 3 "The Commons of Pensacola": When a woman has to move to...
  • Storms cancel more flights, Metra trains also halted

    Storms cancel more flights, Metra trains also halted
    Storms continued to cause cancellations at Chicago's airports Friday morning, but travel on the ground also had its challenges, with downed power lines halting all trains on the Union Pacific Northwest Line for more than two hours. As of 9:45 a.m.,...