| May 13, 2015
| 5:46 AM
From the die-hard railroad enthusiast to the youngest Thomas the Tank Engine fan, Rail Fest, which returns to Homewood this weekend, boasts something for everyone who's interested in trains.
After taking a year off, the event that celebrates the Village...
| May 10, 2015
| 3:08 PM
An open letter to Dorval Carter Jr., incoming president of the Chicago Transit Authority, offering a few ideas about how to build the CTA into a world-class transit system.
May 11, 2015
While reporting on transportation for the Tribune,...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:52 AM
Chicago Tribune reporter Jon Hilkevitch’s “Ventra contract swells 14% since 2011; $65 million in add-ons could suggest future cost increases” (News, March 30) should have been headlined “Pace and Metra join Ventra.”
| May 3, 2015
| 7:24 AM
A man who was killed when he was struck by a Metra train in Crystal Lake early Saturday has been identified.
Timothy W. Puckett, 44, of Crystal Lake, was hit on railroad tracks behind the 200 block of Exchange Drive in Crystal Lake, according to the...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:00 PM
The Aurora City Council has approved a hike in parking fees at the Aurora Transportation Center.
The vote on the increase was unanimous, done as part of the consent agenda with a number of other items.
City officials have said the hike is needed to...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:24 PM
Union Pacific North Line Metra trains were beginning to move after a train fatally struck a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon in Wilmette, Metra officials said.
Outbound trains scheduled to leave the Ogilvie Transportation Center are beginning to move as...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 9:06 AM
A spokesman for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District said it's assessing its response to a freight train accident Monday night that left South Shore Railroad commuters stranded for hours at the Kensington Metra station in Chicago.
| Apr 27, 2015
| 3:48 PM
Despite the cold, damp weather April 25, attendance was brisk early at the Northbrook Earth and Arbor Day event in the Village Green in downtown Northbrook.
By 8:30 a.m., motorists queued in the Metra station parking lot on the west side of the tracks,...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 1:36 PM
Mayor Matt Brolley wants a Metra commuter train station in Montgomery.
Brolley told the audience at his State of the Village address Tuesday that a commuter station is a crucial asset to the future development of the downtown area.
Michael Gillis, a...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 11:24 AM
Rail transportation plans could add seven to 10 daily Amtrak Hiawatha trains coming through Glenview.
Adding the train runs would impact the downtown Metra tracks east of Harlem Avenue and the Union Pacific line that crosses Lake Avenue and Shermer and...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:03 PM
The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change.
After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...