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Public Transportation

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  • La Caņada History: Girl Scouts, Brownies sell cookies to raise camping funds

    La Cañada History: Girl Scouts, Brownies sell cookies to raise camping funds
    Ten Years Ago Verdugo Hills Hospital was one of several area hospitals to be called upon to respond to a Jan. 26, 2005 rail disaster that took place in Glendale, taking the lives of 11 people. A Metrolink train jackknifed after striking a Jeep...
  • Traveler apps for easy transit, better photos or finer wine

    Moovit (free for iOS, Android and Windows phone) What it is: A multilingual transit app that helps travelers find the fastest, least crowded public transit route in 500 cities in 45 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,...
  • 'Squirrel truth' ads debut on CTA

    'Squirrel truth' ads debut on CTA
    Now arriving on the CTA: The squirrel truth. Ads that feature satirical squirrel "facts" began popping up on the Red Line this month after a Chicago comedian successfully raised more than $4,000 through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. "Facts" on...
  • Few answers at Eisenhower Expressway hearing with Oak Park Village Board

    A skeptical crowd of Oak Park residents and village officials expressed concerns about the Eisenhower Expressway's possible expansion during a public meeting Monday with representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago...
  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast second-guessing

    Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast second-guessing
    New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet...
  • Little-known agency keeps commuter rail network on track

    Little-known agency keeps commuter rail network on track
    The 351-mile rail corridor that runs along the coast between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo is the second-busiest intercity route in the nation. Its annual passenger load of 7.4 million is surpassed only by that of the northeast corridor...
  • He's inclined to believe Angels Flight will get back on track

    He's inclined to believe Angels Flight will get back on track
    California's bullet train, now under construction in Fresno, may one day carry passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco, a distance of about 400 miles. Angels Flight, a two-car railway, may one day carry passengers from the top of Bunker Hill down...
  • Throngs of New York commuters rush home as blizzard intensifies

    As a powerful blizzard barreled toward the Northeast, commuters were learning the hard way that it was becoming more difficult to get anywhere from here. For a region that lives on its roads and mass transit, the late afternoon and evening hours of...
  • Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash

    Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash
    It’s been a decade since an SUV left on the tracks at Chevy Chase Drive caused one of Metrolink’s deadliest crashes, one that claimed 11 lives and shook the Glendale community. Metrolink has spent hundreds of millions upgrading its cars...
  • CTA rider robbed at Taser-point: police

    CTA rider robbed at Taser-point: police
    A 23-year-old CTA rider was threatened with a Taser and robbed of her cellphone Friday as she transferred from the Red Line to the Green Line at the Roosevelt "L" station, police said Tuesday. Chicago police released a photo of the man they believe...
  • Fierce snowstorm could paralyze Northeast US for days; 'It's going to be ridiculous out there'

    Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days....