| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:39 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:34 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:46 PM
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,...
| 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 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....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:42 PM
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...