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  • SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours

    SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours
    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...
  • Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers

    Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers
    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...
  • Hollywood Blvd. drivers see red at new turnpike ramp signal

    Hollywood Blvd. drivers see red at new turnpike ramp signal
    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...
  • Traffic: Accident cleared on Beltway at Dulaney Valley

    Traffic: Accident cleared on Beltway at Dulaney Valley
    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....
  • Tinley Park asks Metra for express service

    Tinley Park asks Metra for express service
    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...
  • I-75 upgrades: Wider overpass, more noise walls

    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: • A...
  • Rollover causes headache for morning commuters on turnpike

    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...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    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....
  • Ancient Metro-North Desperately Needs Huge Investments

    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...
  • Dozier, hindsight, and patriotism: Letters

    '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...
  • Tri-Rail moving ahead with coastal railroad expansion

    Tri-Rail moving ahead with coastal railroad expansion
    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...