RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Commuting

A collection of news and information related to Commuting published by this site and its partners.

Top Commuting Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision

    Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision
    High school and college students ditched classes Monday in several U.S. cities to protest against a decision not to indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Anger has continued to swell over the long Thanksgiving...
  • In response to Ferguson, Black Caucus backing Obama's call for police body cameras

    WASHINGTON Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are backing the White House's request for a $263 million spending package to expand the use of body cameras for police, hammering the point in a series of passionate floor speeches Monday night...
  • BART opens new train line to Oakland airport

    BART opens new train line to Oakland airport
    San Francisco’s BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years. The trains started running on time at 6 a.m....
  • Restore transit benefit

    As chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, I am writing to underscore the column by Jon Hilkevitch in the Tribune (11/17, “Advocates: Give transit users a break”). As Hilkevitch notes, the “commuter transit benefit”...
  • CTA: Brown, Purple Line Express service resumes after fire

    CTA: Brown, Purple Line Express service resumes after fire
    Tuesday morning's nightmare commute from the North Side into downtown Chicago was triggered by separate fires, including a blaze in a building near the CTA's "L" tracks that disrupted Brown Line and Purple Line service and a CTA bus fire that turned...
  • Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield

    Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield
    A freight train came to a halt in downtown Plainfield on Thursday morning, blocking multiple crossings and causing commuter chaos. The freight train, operated by CN, stalled on the tracks about 6:30 a.m., cutting off crossings at Lockport Street and...
  • Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter

    Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter
    Rachel Brusstar, 24, has only been riding the CTA for two years but she already knows how to sniff out a winter commuting phenomenon: The poop train car. Brusstar thought she hit the jackpot last year when she caught a Red Line train during rush hour...
  • Express toll lanes on I-95 north of Baltimore set to open Dec. 6

    Express toll lanes on I-95 north of Baltimore set to open Dec. 6
    The controversial construction of express toll lanes up the center of a congested, eight-mile stretch of Interstate 95 just north of Baltimore is set to conclude Dec. 6, when the lanes will open to traffic. Their launch will bring to an end the bulk...
  • Traffic: Orioles' noon playoff game could affect afternoon rush hour

    Traffic: Orioles' noon playoff game could affect afternoon rush hour
    The Baltimore Orioles' second home playoff game against the Detroit Tigers is scheduled today for a first pitch at 12:07 p.m., so fans may be using light rail to get to Camden Yards between the morning rush hour and noontime. The Maryland Transit...
  • Traffic: Crash stalls traffic in both directions on U.S. 29

    Traffic: Crash stalls traffic in both directions on U.S. 29
    A single-vehicle crash on U.S. 29 in Ellicott City has prompted closures in both directions at the Baltimore National Turnpike exit at the close of Thursday's morning commute, according to the state Department of Transportation. The incident at 8:37 a.m....
  • Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed

     Downers Grove Metra platforms reopen, some work delayed
    Platforms at Downers Grove's downtown commuter train station reopen Wednesday morning but a large chunk of the project will sit unfinished into next year. Metra officials said construction on the western ends of the Main Street station platforms is...