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  • Cops can't ride solo in HOV lanes at rush hour

    Cops can't ride solo in HOV lanes at rush hour
    Q: Every rush hour I see cruisers from the sheriff's offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as other police agencies driving in the Interstate 95 HOV lanes with one person in the vehicle. Is law enforcement allowed to do this? John McCarthy,...
  • What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ

     What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ
    Blue Line service resumes Monday at the CTA's Damen stop in Wicker Park after a $13.6 million station restoration that, viewed from the brick building's exterior, provides the most accurate depiction to date of what commuters first saw 119 years ago,...
  • Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute

    Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute
    A crash near southwest suburban Western Springs at a grade-crossing on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line caused delays up to 90 minutes Monday evening, said officials. According to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis, the incident happened shortly...
  • Metro-North Faces Another Rebuilding Year in 2015

    Metro-North Faces Another Rebuilding Year in 2015
    At the end of a year that started off as wall-to-wall crises, the country's busiest commuter railroad is in better shape — but still far from back to normal. New revelations emerged in 2014 about how dysfunctional Metro-North's corporate culture...
  • Busway Is Coming — Looks Like A Good Ride

    Busway Is Coming — Looks Like A Good Ride
    Now that the CTfastrak bus rapid-transit project between New Britain and Hartford is three months from its scheduled opening — and on schedule — the subject seems to come up at every holiday party. "What do you think about the busway?" "Should...
  • More commuters look to Metro van pools as alternative to solo driving

    Driving solo to work continues to define L.A.'s entrenched car culture. But commuters across the county are increasingly turning to alternatives such as the van pool, a venerable ride-sharing option that can reduce air pollution, travel times and...
  • Woman killed as tree falls on home amid California winter storm

    Woman killed as tree falls on home amid California winter storm
    Motorists have been trapped, trucks have blown over, and at least two people have died in California amid a winter storm that has brought a blast of cold and snow. A Redding woman died after a 30- to 40-foot pine tree fell on her home, according to...
  • Winter storm socks Southland with icy punch

    Winter storm socks Southland with icy punch
    An extreme cold front descended on Southern California in time for the New Year, bringing freezing temperatures and unusually low snow levels as well as powerful winds that left two people dead on Catalina Island, where boats in Avalon Harbor were...
  • Cracking cold, top-3 ranking, People's Choice Awards

    Cracking cold, top-3 ranking, People's Choice Awards
    Good morning, Baltimore! Find updates on the weather and traffic conditions here via The Sun's live blog here. Here's everything else you need to know to start your day: WEATHER As they say in New England, “It’s cracking cold,”...
  • Beijing raises subway fares to ease overcrowding

    Beijing raises subway fares to ease overcrowding
    When a single mother was crushed to death while trying to get onto an overcrowded subway train in November, it pointed to a problem that transit officials in the Chinese capital had already promised to address. They did so this week, raising subway...
  • New traffic apps may be pushing cars into residential areas

    New traffic apps may be pushing cars into residential areas
    Veteran Los Angeles drivers who know the shortcuts between the San Fernando Valley and the neighborhoods over the hills to the south still find the steep, zig-zagging side streets of Sherman Oaks daunting. Make one wrong turn, residents joke, and you will...