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Public Transportation

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  • Plantation cyclist, 53, killed after he's struck by Tri-Rail train

    Plantation cyclist, 53, killed after he's struck by Tri-Rail train
    The Broward Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified Jerry Smith, 53, of the 1400 block of Northwest 72nd Avenue in Plantation as the man who was fatally struck by a Tri-Rail train in Dania Beach. The crash happened at Stirling Road near Ravenswood Road...
  • Fare dispute? Ask the bus driver

    Fare dispute? Ask the bus driver
    Riders who board a CTA bus only to find out they don't have enough money on their Ventra cards may ask the bus driver to doublecheck their balances and then pay their fares with cash or personal bank card. This little-known way of settling fare disputes...
  • Damen Blue Line stop closes for 2 months

    Damen Blue Line stop closes for 2 months
    Mariah Mansuo had to do some extra studying Monday morning on her way to classes at Robert Morris University in the Loop. Mansuo, 22, typically boards the Blue Line at the Damen stop in Wicker Park to get to school. On Monday, though, the station was...
  • Business leaders say labor is pushing rail car plant from L.A. County

    Business leaders say labor is pushing rail car plant from L.A. County
    Los Angeles County officials and business leaders rose to the defense of a Japanese company Monday that has all but given up plans to build a $60-million manufacturing facility in the Antelope Valley because of a dispute with local labor leaders. UPDATE:...
  • Palm Beach County focuses on public transportation to improve travel

    Palm Beach County focuses on public transportation to improve travel
    To get more Palm Beach County residents out of their cars and onto buses, the county is planning to offer faster, more convenient public transportation that goes more places. Over the next 25 years, the county plans to spend a portion of the $4.23...
  • Better scheduling needed for public transportation

    Several recent articles in the Tribune concerned public transportation, and how to maintain quality and service considering the finances of the RTA. The buses in my suburb of Oak Park are mostly near-empty. I am all for public funding for mass transit,...
  • Mailbag: It's better to know council candidates' party affiliation

    "Mailbag: Stop partisan city politics," (Oct. 7) makes an interesting point about not wanting to know candidates' political parties. The implication is that there is something untoward about such knowledge. On the contrary, local elections ought to be...
  • No winners in this MTA train wreck

    No winners in this MTA train wreck
    It's hard to find winners in the meltdown that occurred last week at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A Japanese rail car manufacturing company trying to build a plant in Palmdale announced it was tired of fighting a union-supported...
  • Dallas officials urge calm in city on edge over Ebola

    Dallas officials urge calm in city on edge over Ebola
    DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas officials are still working to contain the public's fear of Ebola even as dozens of people who may have had contact with a Liberian man who died from the virus are soon expected to be released from a 21-day monitoring period....
  • Metra riders may see mobile ticketing in May

    Metra riders may be able to use their smartphones as their train tickets as early as May if all goes as planned, commuter rail agency officials say. If a February test with a select group of customers is successful, Metra says all passengers would be...
  • Newport News eyes two sites as part of new transportation center

    Newport News eyes two sites as part of new transportation center
    Newport News has identified potential sites for a train storage and servicing area to complement a proposed transportation hub off Bland Boulevard. Newport News plans to seek public input on that portion of the project that the city's Director of...