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  • Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams

    Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams
    Visions of reviving bits of Connecticut's vanished system of trolleys have been tantalizing urban planners and light-rail enthusiasts for a long time.
  • Rush Hour Driving

    Rush Hours Shackled by Gridlock A recent survey concluded that drivers commuting within urban areas that experience the greatest rush-hour gridlock spend a full month out of every year sitting in traffic. According to the annual National Traffic...

    Person killed by train in west suburbs

    Person killed by train in west suburbs
    One person is dead after being hit by a train in the west suburbs late Sunday night. A "pedestrian incident involving a freight train" halted inbound and outbound trains on a stretch of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Metra line about 11:30 p.m....

    The year in silly, and sweet

    The year in silly, and sweet
    Even in dire and dreadful years like this one, the news always offers a few events capable of causing double-takes, spit-takes and the occasional bittersweet sigh. Like that fellow with the dog poop, for instance. His name was Ken Guldin, and he got...

    Metro takes extra-long electric bus for test drive on the Orange Line

    Metro takes extra-long electric bus for test drive on the Orange Line
    With a faint hum about as loud as a Toyota Prius, 60 feet of transportation history rounds a corner in a Lancaster parking lot. Fresh from a test run on Los Angeles' Metro Orange Line last week, it is the country's first electric articulated bus. "It'...