| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:36 AM
NEW YORK — Three New York City subway trains had to be fumigated after riders and staff spotted bedbugs in the cars, a transit spokesman said on Wednesday.
The bedbugs were found on the N train, which links Brooklyn's Coney Island with lower and...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:37 AM
A planned strike on the Long Island Rail Road, the nation’s busiest commuter rail line, was averted when the parties agreed on Thursday to a new contract after Gov. Andrew Cuomo personally intervened in the stalled talks.
“It is my...
| Jun 28, 2014
•A June 9 Washington Post story about an Irish home for unwed mothers incorrectly stated that the bodies of nearly 800 children were found in a septic tank. No bodies have been found in a tank. A historian believes the bodies are on the site based...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:34 PM
The Illinois Tollway on Thursday awarded a $64 million construction contract to a New York-based firm that admitted improper hiring practices and paid a $7.5 million penalty in connection with an alleged minority hiring scheme in that city.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The Illinois Tollway is poised to award a hefty construction contract to a New York-based firm that was accused of fraud in connection with minority hiring for a tunnel project in that city, the Tribune has learned.
Judlau Contracting Inc.'s $64 million...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Add electronic cigarette use to the list of activities banned by the CTA.
In its monthly meeting Wednesday, the CTA board is poised to include e-cigarettes in the agency's smoking ban. A CTA spokesman said the agency already considered the battery-...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Citing the financial strain of fare increases on low-income transit riders, a group of Los Angeles County transportation officials have drafted a plan that would temporarily halt a Metro proposal to raise fares on the bus and rail system three times...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:47 PM
One in five passengers on Metro trains and buses have recently felt unsafe due to sexual harassment or other forms of "unwanted sexual attention," according to new data.
A Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority survey of nearly 20,000...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:18 AM
In a drive to make spring a turnaround season for their troubled railroad, Metro-North senior managers are stepping up the pace of safety improvements and conducting a "listening tour" to hear complaints firsthand from commuters.
Staffers have spent...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The Metro-North Railroad, where at least five passengers and employees have been killed in less than a year, is plagued by shortfalls in safety operation, a stinging federal report said on Friday.
The report, released by the Federal Railroad...