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  • Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    Here's what you need to know to start your Friday and the weekend.    WEATHER We’re in for a sunny Friday with temperatures cresting to 36, and falling to a bone-chilling 21 overnight. Might be a good night to light the fireplace and make a...
  • Restore transit benefit

    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”...
  • Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield

    Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield
    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...
  • Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    Here's what you need to know to start your day.     WEATHER As upstate New York continues to be battered by record snow --- two more feet are expected today --- Maryland will shrug off the bitter temperatures that have gripped the state for the last...
  • CTA: Brown, Purple Line Express service resumes after fire

    CTA: Brown, Purple Line Express service resumes after fire
    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...
  • Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
    Here's what you need to know to start your day.    WEATHER Be thankful you don’t live near anywhere near the Great Lakes, upstate New York or New Hampshire, which will be clobbered by up to six feet of snow today by the time the storm blows...
  • Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter

    Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter
    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...
  • Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    Here's what you need to know to start your day.    WEATHER The winter landscape of leafless trees, low sunrises and cold mornings is upon us, even though winter doesn’t officially begin until Dec. 21. Today, the mercury will climb to a high of...
  • Express toll lanes on I-95 north of Baltimore set to open Dec. 6

    Express toll lanes on I-95 north of Baltimore set to open Dec. 6
    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...
  • In more cities and states, car commuting is on the skids

    In more cities and states, car commuting is on the skids
    Jillian Golan got tired of paying repair bills for her 2001 Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible last year and started walking the 20 minutes to her job at a dialysis clinic in Philadelphia. A year and a half later, she hasn't looked back, joining the growing...
  • 2015 Volkswagen GTI Real-World Mileage With the Manual Transmission

     
    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...