| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:35 AM
The CTA and Metra will run longer trains over the weekend to accommodate an expected surge of riders avoiding increased congestion on Chicago-area highways due to demolition of the Ontario Street bridge downtown, which will reduce capacity on the...
| May 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel.
To the uninitiated, it was a...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:14 PM
When California voters approved $9 billion in funding for a bullet train in 2008, the ballot measure included the strictest engineering and spending controls ever placed on a major state project.
Voters were told that the high-speed trains would hit 220...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Authorities said a contractor working on repairing the sewer system underneath the bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border hit a gas main this morning, causing evacuations in the area.
Glenview and Northbrook authorities responded...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said.
UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 3:38 PM
With winter finally waning, Lake County residents soon will need to watch for detours and closures caused by new and uncompleted road projects.
The county will spend $170 million on roads this year, the largest annual expenditure for transportation in...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday.
A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines this afternoon, authorities said.
The train, which was headed for Des Plaines from downtown Chicago, hit a vehicle at River Road in Des Plaines about 4 p.m., as it was arriving at its destination,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Metra and the Union Pacific Railroad will begin patchwork repairs in about two months to the Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge, railroad and Park Ridge officials confirmed recently.
Representatives from the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra met with...