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  • 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...
  • Traffic: No MARC train, commuter bus service due to inclement weather

    Traffic: No MARC train, commuter bus service due to inclement weather
    The Maryland Transit Administration on Thursday said that due to a winter storm that is expected to produce up to 10 inches of snow in the area, MARC train and commuter bus services have been canceled. MTA said that the decision to cancel commuter bus...
  • 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...
  • How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?

     How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?
    Given a choice, a transit agency would rather deal with the challenges of ridership growth than a decline, and the Chicago Transit Authority faces the mixed blessing of both — with the added threat of $105 million in state funding cuts to the CTA...
  • Delayed turnpike projects coming back, but relief from traffic jams still years away

    Delayed turnpike projects coming back, but relief from traffic jams still years away
    Years ago, Florida's Turnpike had big plans to improve the highway in Palm Beach County. But those plans were dropped as the economy weakened and toll revenues slipped. Now commuters are feeling the crunch as they idle in traffic jams. Drivers commuting...
  • Evening commute slow as city prepares for snow

    Evening commute slow as city prepares for snow
    Rush-hour traffic was backed up in Baltimore Wednesday night as commuters hurried home before a storm that is anticipated to drop between 6 and 8 inches of snow and ice on the area Thursday. The precipitation should start at about 10 p.m. in the form of...