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  • Local Voices West: Feb. 20 edition

    Local Voices West: Feb. 20 edition
    Letters to the editor from Bartlett, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lyons and Elmhurst. College tuition With college tuition numbers reaching stratospheric heights for young adults, a question for these institutions of higher learning needs to be...
  • 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...
  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms

    Watchdog to lawmakers: Move swiftly on transit reforms
    As lawmakers held their first hearing today on recommendations from the special mass transit task force created in the aftermath of the controversy at Metra, the state's top watchdog urged them to move swiftly on reforms. Ricardo Meza, the state's...
  • Seniors on the Go: Visiting a U.S. city? Go transit

    Seniors on the Go: Visiting a U.S. city? Go transit
    If your spring and summer travel plans include a big city, presumably you don't need or even want a rented car, and you probably don't want to pay for taxis everywhere you go. So check the transit options. Fortunately, transit systems in many big cities...
  • Task force: Create superagency for transit

    Task force: Create superagency for transit
    In what would be the biggest reshaping of the Chicago region’s bus and train system in 30 years, a Public Transit Task Force is recommending abolishing the Regional Transportation Authority and the boards of the CTA, Metra and Pace in favor of a new...
  • 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...
  • Sox are back—and so is the Red Line

    Sox are back—and so is the Red Line
    When the Sox return to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday for Opening Day, it will also be a homecoming of sorts for the Sox Red Line stop. The CTA shut the Sox-35th station, the closest rail stop to the stadium, for five months last year as part of a $425...
  • American Airlines should pay taxes

    Municipalities and other local governments, including Cook County, collect sales taxes to pay for the services they provide to the individuals and companies that live and do business in their communities. That’s the purpose of sales tax collection....
  • Mass transit task force report advocates new board, elimination of RTA

    Mass transit task force report advocates new board, elimination of RTA
    A task force formed by Gov. Pat Quinn in the wake of last year's Metra controversy signed off this morning on a plan to reshape oversight of the Chicago area's transit agencies. The plan calls for consolidating Metra, CTA and Pace under one "single...
  • Emanuel says transit report written by 'propeller heads'

    Emanuel says transit report written by 'propeller heads'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a state task force report that called for one mega mass transit agency combining the CTA, Metra and PACE as written by "propeller heads." The characterization came today when the mayor was asked if the single transit...