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  • DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical

    DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical
    HARTFORD — Despite continuing frustration by some commuters and many Fairfield County lawmakers, the state can't simply replace Metro-North as its commuter train operator, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said Wednesday. "The New...
  • Zoo employees ride bikes to work to save wildlife habitat

    Zoo employees ride bikes to work to save wildlife habitat
    Time for commuters to ditch their cars and pedal in to work — at least according to the organizers of an event that encourages biking. Friday is Bike to Work Day in Palm Beach County. And workers at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are...
  • Tractor Trailer Rollover In Plainville

    PLAINVILLE — A tractor trailer carrying paper products crashed overnight and tied up rush hour traffic. The left and center lanes of I-84 east in the area of exits 34 and 35 were closed during the morning commute, said Trooper Kelly Grant. At 9 a....
  • U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment

    U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment
    Federal railroad officials and Metra are investigating the cause of Monday's derailment just before rush hour that caused the cancellation of 16 trains and delayed thousands of commuter rail passengers. Crews worked Tuesday to repair tracks, but Metra...
  • 'Smooth' first day for Purple Line Express reroute: CTA, riders

    'Smooth' first day for Purple Line Express reroute: CTA, riders
    If only the transition to Ventra went this well. Monday marked the first day of a yearlong reroute of southbound Purple Line Express trains onto North Side Red Line tracks and it was "very smooth," CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said. Many riders told...
  • Riders 'hate it': Metra's least-reliable train on its worst-performing line

    Riders 'hate it': Metra's least-reliable train on its worst-performing line
    Penny Marchiel, of Aurora, doesn't need evidence beyond her own experience to believe that her train ride home has been Metra's worst of the worst. "Absolutely. I hate it," Marchiel said of the BNSF Railway Line Train 1279 to Aurora. "But I have no...
  • State's 5 worst bottlenecks are in L.A., Orange counties

    State's 5 worst bottlenecks are in L.A., Orange counties
    During the evening rush hour, a section of Interstate 5 between the 710 and 605 freeways becomes a mosh pit of commuters as tens of thousands of vehicles outbound from L.A. squeeze from five lanes to four. The crush can last three hours or more and,...
  • Traffic jam? Signs to advise alternate routes, estimated times

    Traffic jam? Signs to advise alternate routes, estimated times
    When a highway accident jams traffic, commuters get warnings posted on overhead signs — but no advice on what to do. Soon, however, drivers in Broward County could get alerts by smartphone, computer and highway signs to specific alternate routes...
  • Loop commuters brace for construction headaches

    Loop commuters brace for construction headaches
    Talk about March madness. Starting Monday and lasting at least a year, thousands of CTA riders as well as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can expect lengthier commutes because of train reroutes on the North Side and closures of roads, sidewalks and...
  • Delays expected on Red, Purple lines as track work begins

    Delays expected on Red, Purple lines as track work begins
    Starting Monday, morning commutes toward the Loop will take a few minutes longer for some riders on the CTA Red and Purple/Evanston Express rail lines while a section of track is rebuilt over the next year. Until spring of 2016, southbound Purple/...
  • Biking in Naperville a matter of staying alive

    Biking in Naperville a matter of staying alive
    It's the Year of the Bike in Tacoma. In St. Paul, they're debating removing parking from one side of the street to make a bidirectional bikeway. One day of the week is an Open Street day in Bogota, where almost 70 miles of city streets are open just for...