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  • Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes

     Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes
    The Regional Transportation Authority should either be strengthened into a superagency to coordinate all Chicago-area transit service or be eliminated entirely, leaving the CTA, Metra and Pace to fend for themselves, according to a new report from a...
  • Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports

    Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports
    White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday. Visibility was down to a matter of yards along...
  • Freight train derails in Cicero, Metra trains not affected

    Freight train derails in Cicero, Metra trains not affected
    Nine cars of a freight train derailed in Cicero early Tuesday, seven of them toppling over and blocking traffic on 26th Street in the western suburb, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the derailment, which occurred on Burlington Northern...
  • Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online

    Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online
    Larry Green, the public safety director for Metra, had some advice for anyone whose car is stuck on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, and it went beyond the obvious "get out of the car." But Green, speaking Thursday morning to about 150...
  • Union Station's restroom scarcity tops complaints spurred by report

    Union Station's restroom scarcity tops complaints spurred by report
    About 120,000 train travelers pass through Chicago's Union Station every day, and although there are four public washroom areas in the terminal, many visitors say these aren't nearly enough. "Using the trains this summer, it was really apparent that...
  • Delays reported on Metra North Central line after train hits vehicle in Grayslake

    Delays reported on Metra North Central line after train hits vehicle in Grayslake
    Metra’s North Central Service line is delayed after a train hit an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Grayslake during the evening rush hour commute Friday. Outbound train No. 109 hit an unoccupied vehicle in Grayslake at 5:50 p.m., said Tom...
  • Survey: Most Metra riders like new coach seats, despite being non-flippable

    Survey: Most Metra riders like new coach seats, despite being non-flippable
    To flip or not to flip? That's the question. The answer, according to a survey of Metra customers, is that most riders are OK with the installation of new, more modern coach seats, even though they would face in only one direction and not be flippable...
  • Girl, 17, critically hurt after being hit by Metra train in Hinsdale

    Girl, 17, critically hurt after being hit by Metra train in Hinsdale
    A 17-year-old girl was critically injured after being struck by a Metra train near Hinsdale Saturday evening, officials said. Just after 7 p.m., Hinsdale’s police and fire officials responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train on...
  • Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor

    Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor
    Metra and freight railroad industry representatives on Friday called for a $1 billion project intended to untangle a snarl of railroad tracks that causes major problems for Chicago commuters and commerce. The project, known as the 75th Street Corridor...
  • Metra Electric service restored after drunken driving suspect hits pillar

    Metra Electric service restored after drunken driving suspect hits pillar
    Service to a branch of Metra's Electric District was restored early Monday after a drunken driver crashed a semitrailer into a support for the line's electric wires, halting all trains, authorities said. The driver crashed into Metra property in the...
  • Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding

    Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding
    Metra unveiled a new strategy Tuesday to block direct access to Union Station's cramped south concourse and reroute customers to a more spacious waiting area during service disruptions and special events. The plan calls primarily for using Amtrak...