| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Long-awaited repairs to the 73-year-old Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct will begin soon and should be complete by year's end, Park Ridge officials said at Wednesday's city council meeting.
The Illinois Department of Transportation finally approved plans to...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Crawling along Southern California's freeways at rush hour, you might have wanted to scream: "This traffic is the worst!"
If it was a Thursday evening, you probably were right. At least, that's the consensus of three companies that analyze traffic...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 12:21 PM
San Francisco’s BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years.
The trains started running on time at 6 a.m....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:40 AM
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”...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:03 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:34 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:52 PM
NEW HAVEN — Metro-North riders who've been stuck waiting an hour for an off-peak train will get relief in November when the railroad starts running trains every half hour throughout the day and evening on its New Haven line.
Passengers on the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:12 AM
I have been a bike commuter in Chicago and elsewhere for more than five years and a fitness instructor for more than 15. While I was initially thrilled when dedicated bike lines started popping up around the city, I’ve determined they are actually...