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Public Transportation

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  • Arizona to CTA riders: Come here

    Arizona to CTA riders: Come here
    Arizona tourism officials want to remind Chicagoans who have been suffering through days of bitter cold that the Grand Canyon state sees 325 days of sunshine a year. The CTA Fullerton Red and Brown Line stop in Lincoln Park now sports pictures of people...
  • Obama presidential library pick could affect nearby transit

    Obama presidential library pick could affect nearby transit
    A CTA Blue Line station that has been boarded up and abandoned for more than 40 years could reopen if President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama choose to build the Obama presidential library on the city’s West Side. Should the Obamas settle...
  • Passengers on smoky subway cursed and prayed, sharing water and wine as responders waited

    Passengers were still pleading for a rescue 27 minutes after smoke filled their subway cars under the nation's capital, as communications breakdowns between the train's operator, his command center and firefighters left help waiting at a station just...
  • Passenger on smoke-filled D.C. train: 'We didn't see a way out of it'

    Passenger on smoke-filled D.C. train: 'We didn't see a way out of it'
    A man who was trapped on a smoke-filled subway train in Washington, D.C., this week with dozens of other passengers talked about his ordeal Thursday, describing how he was so scared for his life that he sent his family what he believed would be his...
  • Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says

    Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says
    Metra's on-time performance so far this year has been subpar, with roughly 1 in every 10 trains late for its destination, but the agency says it learned from last winter's problems and has put those lessons into good use. The commuter rail agency's on-...
  • Could cheaper gas further fuel dip in mass transit ridership?

    Could cheaper gas further fuel dip in mass transit ridership?
    How can plummeting gas prices be a cause of concern for Chicago-area transit agencies and millions of riders? Start with fuel budgets for commuter trains and buses that were moving targets because they were being put together in the throes of a gas...
  • Plainville Bicyclists Seeking Better Trail To CTFastrak

    PLAINVILLE — A local bicycle advocacy group is seeking better trails linking Plainville and Bristol to the CTFastrak route, the New Britain-to-Hartford busway scheduled to start operating in late March. Jim Cassidy, a member of the Plainville...
  • Accidents reported on outer loop of Baltimore beltway

    Accidents reported on outer loop of Baltimore beltway
    All lanes are open on MD 26 in Eldersburg in Thursday morning with the clearing of a collision at Klee Mill Road, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on the outer loop of I-695 past Liberty Road in Lochearn has...
  • Mechanical problems delay trains on two Metra lines

    Mechanical problems delay trains on two Metra lines
    Mechanical problems were being blamed for delays on two Metra lines in the northwest suburbs Thursday morning. Train 2210 on the Milwaukee District West Line was halted at the National Street station in Elgin, according to a Metra alert. The train's...
  • The fight for the Red Line is a fight for Baltimore's future

    The fight for the Red Line is a fight for Baltimore's future
    To paraphrase the late architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, it is a poor society indeed that has no money for anything except expressways to rush people out of our cities ("Don't kill the 'Jobs Line,'" Jan. 4). Baltimore has suffered for far too...
  • Deadly Washington, D.C. subway malfunction leaves many unanswered questions

    For scores of choking passengers caught in a smoke-filled Metro train Monday and waiting to be rescued from a tunnel, the ordeal seemed interminable. By some accounts, 40 minutes or more went by before firefighters showed up and forced open the doors. A...