| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:16 AM
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....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:05 PM
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.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:16 PM
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'...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:29 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:08 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:34 PM
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...