| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:40 PM
SunRail ridership fell by 13 percent in August, even as managers of the commuter train are discussing whether to extend system hours to weekends and later at night.
The Monday through Friday operation saw its daily passenger count drop from 4,127 in...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:15 PM
For many of the 120,000 rail passengers who pass through each day, Union Station is either a mystifying maze of ramps and escalators, or a perplexing funnel that forces them to navigate perilously narrow platforms.
Commuting challenges include dodging...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Drivers in the vicinity of the Hollywood interchange on Florida's Turnpike may have traded one problem for another.
The good news: A new southbound SunPass-only off-ramp for drivers heading west to Pembroke Pines has diverted more than 5,000 vehicles...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:22 AM
The accident on the Baltimore Beltway near Dulaney Valley Road involving a tractor trailer that complicated the Wednesday rush hour has completely cleared as of about 9 a.m. Maryland Department of Transportation cameras showed traffic was flowing freely....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Tinley Park officials are asking Metra to establish commuter express service to Chicago's financial district during morning and afternoon rush hours.
Such a move would be consistent with service provided on other suburban rail lines and would help...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The next wave of construction on Interstate 75 is about to begin and it will mean big changes for commuters — and residents — in south Broward.
The changes, prompted by the construction of express lanes in the median, include:
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:48 PM
A box truck flipped over and blocked the northbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike on Tuesday, causing a major traffic tie-up during the morning commute.
The crash shut down northbound lanes just before Glades Road about 8 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:41 PM
It's a terrible irony that on Thursday, the day after a report on Metro-North railroad safety came out, a century-old overhead wire snapped, delaying trains during rush hour in Norwalk.
The final report by the panel assigned to study the commuter rail's...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
'I wished I would [die]'
When I was 5 years old, I stood on the corner of Orange Avenue and Church Street and sold the Orlando Evening Star newspaper. It was a nickel back then. I graduated to a paper route in Azalea Park.
That was 68 years ago. I...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:28 PM
A plan to expand Tri-Rail service would deliver commuters smack in the center of downtowns from West Palm Beach to Miami.
A proposed Tri-Rail service, called the "Coastal Link," would use the train tracks running through coastal downtown communities...