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  • Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!'

    Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!'
    A Metro driver has been quarantined and the bus he was operated taken out of service after a masked passenger began yelling, "Don't mess with me, I have Ebola!" Metro officials said they are working with Los Angeles County sheriff's transit...
  • Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says

    Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says
    When a man shouted "I have Ebola!" on a Metro bus in Los Angeles on Monday, what followed was more than just a made-for-TV scare. The threat forced officials to quarantine the driver as a precaution and to take the bus out of service while it...
  • All Aboard Florida pre-empts commuter rail

    All Aboard Florida pre-empts commuter rail
    How come no one has touched on the issue of how, if we use the Dixie Corridor for all these long-distance passenger trains and humongous freight trains, it will be virtually impossible to use the line for inner-city commuter rail? Once these fast-pass...
  • CTA Yellow Line service resumes after suspension

    CTA Yellow Line service resumes after suspension
    Service on the CTA Yellow Line was resuming this afternoon after being suspended because of problems with switching equipment. Switches began to malfunction and CTA personnel had to manually operate the switches starting about 3 p.m., said CTA...
  • Trains stopped on Camden Line after truck hits Laurel overpass

    Trains stopped on Camden Line after truck hits Laurel overpass
    Rail traffic was temporarily stopped along the Camden Line in Laurel after a tractor trailer became stuck in an underpass in Laurel, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The truck became stuck in the underpass that carries Main Street...
  • CTA: Complaints up about rude operators

    CTA: Complaints up about rude operators
    More riders are filing complaints to the CTA about rude bus drivers and train operators, CTA statistics show. The CTA has logged 97 rider complaints about rude operators this year through September, versus 66 complaints during the same time last year,...
  • Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?

    Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?
    Museum Campus, the space along the Chicago lakefront devoted to Soldier Field, Northerly Island, Adler Planetarium and other museums, may not be just for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers any more. Streetcars, gondolas and trolleys are just some of the...
  • Does Chicago need express train service to O'Hare?

    Does Chicago need express train service to O'Hare?
    Imagine a 20-minute train ride between O'Hare Airport and downtown. There's room for your luggage and space for you to work. There's no urine on your seat or stench from your fellow riders who have made a row of seats their home. No, this is not your...
  • Traffic: Fog reducing visibility, caution urged

    Traffic: Fog reducing visibility, caution urged
    Fog has reduced driving visibility in some parts of the Baltimore region Tuesday morning and transportation officials are urging caution. No road closures due to crashes were reported as of 8:30 a.m. MD 170 East prior to St. Charles Road is closed in...
  • Police arrest man in his 20s for firing rifle at Blue Line stop

    Police arrest man in his 20s for firing rifle at Blue Line stop
    A man in his 20s has been arrested after firing a rifle Thursday morning in the LaSalle Blue Line station in the Loop, the Tribune reported. At 11:20 a.m., as a northbound Blue Line train was approaching the LaSalle stop, there was a "report of shot...
  • CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch

     CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch
    Even before his first day on the job in spring 2011, CTA President Forrest Claypool said his top priority was to clean up the transit agency, in large part by sweeping out rule-breakers and employees who failed to regularly show up for work. He hasn't...