| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:43 PM
It's struggling to build ridership. Service has been cut on the San Bernardino line. Its passenger cars don't have WiFi, and there have been recurring reports of late trains.
Now, Metrolink, the region's commuter railroad, has another customer relations...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The final section of the Intercounty Connector linking Interstate 95 with Route 1 in Laurel will be opened in stages over multiple days beginning Friday after months of delay, according to the State Highway Administration.
The new 1.5-mile section of...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:10 PM
SunRail ridership rose a bit in October, reversing a three-month slide that had seen the average number of daily riders dip to just above 3,000.
Spokesman Steve Olson said SunRail officials recently increased marketing efforts to attract more passengers...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Long-awaited repairs to the 73-year-old Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct will begin soon and should be complete by year's end, Park Ridge officials said at Wednesday's city council meeting.
The Illinois Department of Transportation finally approved plans to...
| Nov 13, 2014
We already put a redesigned Volkswagen GTI through a mileage challenge as part of our recent $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge. It bested the field with its optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission during that contest. When a six-speed manual...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The controversial construction of express toll lanes up the center of a congested, eight-mile stretch of Interstate 95 just north of Baltimore is set to conclude Dec. 6, when the lanes will open to traffic.
Their launch will bring to an end the bulk...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Rachel Brusstar, 24, has only been riding the CTA for two years but she already knows how to sniff out a winter commuting phenomenon: The poop train car.
Brusstar thought she hit the jackpot last year when she caught a Red Line train during rush hour...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:03 AM
Tuesday morning's nightmare commute from the North Side into downtown Chicago was triggered by separate fires, including a blaze in a building near the CTA's "L" tracks that disrupted Brown Line and Purple Line service and a CTA bus fire that turned...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:49 AM
A freight train came to a halt in downtown Plainfield on Thursday morning, blocking multiple crossings and causing commuter chaos.
The freight train, operated by CN, stalled on the tracks about 6:30 a.m., cutting off crossings at Lockport Street and...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:40 AM
As chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, I am writing to underscore the column by Jon Hilkevitch in the Tribune (11/17, “Advocates: Give transit users a break”).
As Hilkevitch notes, the “commuter transit benefit”...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 12:21 PM
San Francisco’s BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years.
The trains started running on time at 6 a.m....