| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Subway, bus and commuter rail riders, familiar with service cuts and changes, learned today about service restorations and additions. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority called a press conference to announce what it called “good news and...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:25 AM
A cop on every train. That's what the NYPD is doing in the Bronx and on two subway lines in Queens. Police flood the trains from midnight to 6 a.m.
"I like it. I love it. I feel more safer when cops are around. I love it," said Michael Trujillo, a Queens...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:04 PM
With a pricetag of $4 ½ billion dollars, it is the biggest public works project in American history. The 2nd Avenue subway project has often been referred to as the line that time forgot, because it has been stalled so frequently since it first appeared...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 1:02 PM
City Councilman Ara Najarian has a political decision to make this weekend: fight to keep his seat on the Metrolink board of directors, or fold.
On Monday, Najarian could lose his influential seat on the rail oversight board, likely in retaliation for...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:41 PM
The derailment and collision of two Metro-North trains in Bridgeport on May 17, which injured 70 people, focused attention on the safety of commuter rail traffic in Connecticut. The death of a track worker in West Haven just 11 days later is a sobering...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Under growing pressure over recently disclosed surveillance programs, the head of the National Security Agency told lawmakers Tuesday that gathering telephone data and monitoring Internet use has helped to disrupt more than 50 "potential terrorist events"...
| Jun 23, 2013
Has a last-minute travel emergency left you frustrated with logistics such as ground transportation or airport navigation? Do you stress about storm updates when traveling by car? Perhaps an unexpected flight delay has left you stranded and bored. Take...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:59 AM
The CTA is banking that enough people want transit collectibles that it's now offering CTA gifts by vending machine.
The CTA has sold $1,500 in merchandise from the gift vending machine the agency put in the lobby of its Near West Side headquarters in...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The meeting started late and it started badly, with a 10-minute argument about approving the minutes of the last meeting. Then it headed downhill.
Issues that were raised were sent to committees for further study, though no one was quite sure which...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 10:23 AM
The transportation future of this region rests, in no small measure, with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. And that body's board is about to change.
In part, that is because Los Angeles will be getting a new mayor. That mayor will sit on the...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:12 PM
The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a busy year, with several issues rooted in the past expected to come to fruition. While the year ahead will no doubt unleash its own bounty of surprises, here are some issues we can all count on happening in the...