| Jan 18, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that claimed at least five lives.
A crash involving 30 to 50 vehicles on Interstate 76 outside Philadelphia...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs the Divvy bike-sharing program in Chicago and programs in other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate.
"I think it...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:32 PM
Erika Christensen approached a stranger, put her hand out in greeting and uttered the words that are music to many a man's ears.
"Are you single?"
It's a question that Christensen fears is rarely asked in these days of online dating as face-to-face...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The CTA said it will launch a new weapon in the war on rats next year.
In addition to poisonous traps the CTA uses to kill rats, the agency plans to test new technology that would make female and male rats infertile. A pilot program is expected to start...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The world-famous Brooklyn Bridge was closed last Friday night and reopened over the weekend after the cargo ship Rainbow Quest scraped the underside of the span. The allision did not cause any damage to the ship's mast tower or the bridge, but the...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:51 PM
New York City police have apprehended a 34-year-old man who is a person of interest in the death of a man who was shoved into the path of a subway train Sunday.
Kevin Darden is a person of interest in the death of 61-year-old Bronx resident Wai Kuen...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Metro-North fares in Connecticut will rise by an average of 1 percent starting New Year's Day, a relatively small increase for passengers who've seen ticket prices climb by more than 5 percent a year starting in 2012.
The increases are part of a seven-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....