| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:20 AM
When it comes to trains, Massachusetts is the dad in the neighborhood who left his wife for a sleek French girlfriend. This caused other dads to wonder if they should do it too.
Last week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, speaking on the radio, said dumping...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:07 PM
When irate Fairfield County legislators suggested earlier this winter that Connecticut should sever its relationship with Metro-North, state political leaders were silent and Transportation Commissioner James Redeker dismissed the idea as impractical....
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:29 PM
As New York prepares to choose a new mayor Tuesday, the latest issue in a race short on drama and long on lopsided polls is none other than the candidates' sleep patterns, with Republican Joe Lhota taking swipes at Democrat Bill de Blasio for...