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  • Thousands diverted onto 110 ExpressLanes, then fined by toll operator

    Thousands diverted onto 110 ExpressLanes, then fined by toll operator
    Thousands of drivers who were diverted onto toll lanes following a dramatic gun battle in Los Angeles last month were fined for not having the transponder needed to travel on the pay-to-drive lanes. The fines, which in some cases were for as little as a...
  • State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M

     State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M
    Even though Norwalk's balky Walk Bridge has brought the country's busiest commuter railroad to a standstill several times, the Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday gave Connecticut less than half of what the state sought to replace it. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Broward again eyes fix for timing of red lights

    Broward again eyes fix for timing of red lights
    Broward County has been promising for 40 years to fix the problem of unsynchronized traffic lights. Now officials say they have the solution — a real-time system that can adapt to changing traffic conditions — but it is still about six years...
  • 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...
  • World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen

    World Cup party in Grant Park to be alcohol-free -- but with an extra video screen
    The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event. Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
  • Bad weather causes traffic accidents, delays in Fort Lauderdale

    Stormy conditions caused several traffic accidents in Fort Lauderdale during rush hour Monday, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Timothy C. Heiser said. Although there were significant road delays, those involved suffered only minor injuries,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Allentown faces tight deadline to sync stoplights with arena traffic

    It's a 12-month job that traffic engineers said would be done in four. That's what they told the authority overseeing the construction of Allentown's new arena as they discussed plans for a massive upgrade of 35 traffic lights on the way to, around...