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  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?
    As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains. I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...
  • Illinois Tollway, Pace pin hopes on bus service

    Illinois Tollway, Pace pin hopes on bus service
    The Illinois Tollway and Pace have taken a major step toward bringing more express bus service to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and motorists' tolls will help pay for it. Under a partnership agreement the agencies finalized last week, the Tollway...
  • Reward to be offered in fatal beating at Metro Blue Line station

    Reward to be offered in fatal beating at Metro Blue Line station
    Authorities are planning to announce a $10,000 reward Tuesday in the case of 65-year-old man who was fatally beaten at the Metro Blue Line station in Willowbrook. John Wayne Whitmore was standing on the train platform on June 13 when two women...
  • Traffic: Collision on BW Parkway South

    Traffic: Collision on BW Parkway South
    A five-vehicle collision on the Baltimore Washington Parkway South in Hanover at Interstate 195 has closed the southbound left shoulder at 8:19 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. All lanes are open on I-97 in Crownsville with...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle on I-795

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle on I-795
    A disabled vehicle on Interstate 795 North past the MD 940 (Owings Mills Boulevard) exit has closed the northbound left shoulder at 8:25 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT added that all lanes are open on I-95...
  • LAX travelers are urged to avoid 'Century Crunch' this weekend

    LAX travelers are urged to avoid 'Century Crunch' this weekend
    Southern California drivers have survived "Jamzilla" and "Carmageddon" but this weekend's "Century Crunch" road closure near one of the main entrances to Los Angeles International Airport might be the worst one yet, officials said Monday.   Starting...
  • Shouldn't Metro know how many people are riding for free?

    Shouldn't Metro know how many people are riding for free?
    How many people are riding L.A.'s subways and trains without paying? How much money does the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority lose each year to fare evasion? Nobody really knows, and that's a problem, particularly as Metro hikes...
  • Geneva committee OKs adding battalion chiefs to fire department

    Geneva committee OKs adding battalion chiefs to fire department
    Geneva aldermen have initially agreed to a proposal to add three new positions to the Geneva Fire Department. Fire Chief Steve Olson had previously pitched the idea to the council to add three new battalion chiefs, plus a fire marshal, saying that...
  • Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract

    Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract
    A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system. Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
  • Headed to LAX this weekend? Avoid the 'Century Crunch'

    Headed to LAX this weekend? Avoid the 'Century Crunch'
    Southern California drivers have survived "Jamzilla" and "Carmageddon" but this weekend's "Century Crunch" road closure near one of the main entrances to Los Angeles International Airport might be the worst one yet, officials said Monday. Starting...
  • Brown signs bill lifting ban against light-rail in San Fernando Valley

    Brown signs bill lifting ban against light-rail in San Fernando Valley
    For the first time in more than two decades, Los Angeles transportation officials can legally discuss building a light-rail line through a southern swath of the San Fernando Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday that will allow the Los Angeles...