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Transportation

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  • New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'

    New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'
    Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance. The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
  • Adler's 'Destination Solar System' a stunning tour of the planets

    Adler's 'Destination Solar System' a stunning tour of the planets
    In previous shows since remaking its central domed theater, the Adler Planetarium has taken visitors into deep space, back to the celestial basics, and deep into the kind of awe the cosmos can inspire. This time around, for the new theatrical...
  • Panga skipper gets life in prison for killing Coast Guard officer

    The Mexican national convicted of killing a veteranĀ U.S. Coast Guard officer after ramming a panga into his boat off the Santa Barbara coast was sentenced Monday to life in federal prison without parole. Jose Mejia-Leyva, 42, was convicted of second-...
  • Report: 'Midnight Rider' Director Says It Was 'Not My Job' to Obtain Permits to Shoot on Tracks

    Appearing at a court hearing on Monday, "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller said that other members of the crew were tasked with obtaining written permits to shoot on CSX train tracks on Feb. 20, when an oncoming freight train unexpectedly came on...
  • Embracing West Coast means leaving Laurel far behind [Column]

    Growing up in Laurel, our son Andrew did all the stuff most kids do. He attended the Main Street Festival every year, still mourns the loss of the Laurel Art Center and rode his bike everywhere. Fast forward to now. We are sitting in a Thai restaurant...
  • Roseland meeting today on Red Line extension

    Roseland meeting today on Red Line extension
    City transportation officials will host an open house today in the Roseland neighborhood to allow the public to learn more about the proposed extension of the Red Line. It's a chance for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to show they still are working...
  • Lauderdale airport gets three more JetBlue routes

    JetBlue Airways has come a long way since launching operations in early 2000 with a single flight from New York to Fort Lauderdale. Fourteen years later, the New York-based airline now operates 65 daily departures from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood...
  • Smoke at FAA office halts arrivals, departures at Chicago airports

    Smoke at FAA office halts arrivals, departures at Chicago airports
    Hundreds of flights into and out of Chicago’s two international airports were put on hold for more than an hour Tuesday after a faulty fan whirled smoke inside a Federal Aviation Administration facility, prompting worries about a fire and forcing an...
  • The toll on U.S. roads [Editorial]

    The toll on U.S. roads  [Editorial]
    Since the 1930s, the federal tax on gasoline has been the single greatest source of revenue to pay for America's highways and mass transit. For every gallon sold, 18.4 cents is collected by the federal government and set aside in the Highway Trust Fund to...
  • CTA testing electronic signs on Orange, Brown Line cars

    CTA testing electronic signs on Orange, Brown Line cars
    The CTA is testing electronic signs on its Orange and Brown Line cars, the agency said today. Last week, the CTA equipped two pairs of 3200-series rail cars that operate on the Orange and Brown lines with new electronic destination signs on the front of...
  • Soaring home prices spur a resurgence near USC

    Priced out of much of Los Angeles, young professionals are zeroing on several neighborhoods around USC and to the west, as the expanding Expo light rail line delivers new residents to the area. Communities such as Jefferson Park, Leimert Park and West...