| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The CTA is betting riders will be nostalgic for the days before Ventra cards and bag checks at busy rail stations.
The agency last month introduced its "Heritage Collection" of T-shirts, coffee mugs and messenger bags with decades-old Chicago transit...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A long-awaited report on Metro-North's disastrous series of crashes makes 29 recommendations to improve safety, but gives no insight into specifically who was responsible.
The 50-page report released on Wednesday largely repeats the conclusion that...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:49 PM
HARTFORD — Connecticut State Police will increase their presence at Metro-North and Amtrak rail lines along with Bradley International Airport, but it is not in response to a specific credible threat, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday....
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
A YouTube video circulating on social media purportedly shows bedbugs on a CTA rail car, but the transit agency said Wednesday it has never seen a bedbug or confirmed a report of bedbugs on its buses or trains.
"We've never found one and we have no...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:11 PM
With Connecticut facing the prospect of sharply higher costs for Metro-North service, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday both publicly proclaimed that fare increases wouldn't be justified.
But the railroad said fares for...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:41 PM
It's a terrible irony that on Thursday, the day after a report on Metro-North railroad safety came out, a century-old overhead wire snapped, delaying trains during rush hour in Norwalk.
The final report by the panel assigned to study the commuter rail's...
| 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...
| 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...