| Apr 24, 2015
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:57 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 6:55 AM
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,...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:38 PM
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.
| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:01 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:24 PM
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,...