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  • New York to get nearly $1B loan to make commuter rail safer

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, Gov. Andrew...
  • Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program

    Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program
    Metra, railroad unions and the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced the start of a whistleblower-type program to allow crew members to confidentially report unsafe conditions or violations of operating rules. The FRA directed Metra to...
  • There's space for improvement on the CTA — but not much else

    There's space for improvement on the CTA — but not much else
    My morning commute is an exercise in logic. Like any Chicagoan who takes public transit to work, I leave my apartment running a series of “if-then” situations through my head. If I leave at exactly 8:02 a.m., time the lights perfectly and...
  • Red Building at Pacific Design Center getting tenants at last

    Red Building at Pacific Design Center getting tenants at last
    Internationally renowned architect Cesar Pelli envisioned three striking towers in West Hollywood — clad in bright blue, green and red. They would flout convention in the commercial development world, where builders usually stick to conservative...
  • Metro-North Imposes St. Patrick's Day Alcohol Ban

    Metro-North Imposes St. Patrick's Day Alcohol Ban
    HARTFORD (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are running extra trains for commuters heading to New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade, but alcohol is forbidden on trains, platforms and in rail stations. The ban on alcohol,...
  • More subway delays ahead if NYC can't fund transit budget

    More subway delays ahead if NYC can't fund transit budget
    It's an ominous refrain, repeated endlessly in the same automated monotone: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are delayed because of train traffic ahead of us." Every New Yorker who rides the subway to work each day — all 6 million, on the busiest days...
  • DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical

    DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical
    HARTFORD — Despite continuing frustration by some commuters and many Fairfield County lawmakers, the state can't simply replace Metro-North as its commuter train operator, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said Wednesday. "The New...
  • $5 million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool

    $5 million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool
    And the Oscar for Man Riding Subway goes to…Bradley Cooper. Cooper, an Oscar nominee for his role in “American Sniper,” has been spotted by photographers multiple times on the New York subway in the past few months. Cooper, who is...
  • New Jersey may start selling merchandise with turnpike logo

    Would your morning commute be a little better if you were drinking coffee from an official New Jersey Turnpike travel mug? Would paying tolls be a little less of a task if you could reach in to a genuine Garden State Parkway purse for a quarter to throw...
  • Did The Electrified Third Rail Make Train Wreck Deadlier?

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — It was a hellish scenario that investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 39-foot pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether...
  • 6 dead in New York commuter train crash

    6 dead in New York commuter train crash
    Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said seven people have died, but the death toll has been revised to six. *** A packed commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a crossing on Tuesday night, killing six people,...