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  • CTA Holiday Train pulled from service for door problem

    CTA Holiday Train pulled from service for door problem
    The holidays were cut short for some CTA riders Monday night. The CTA Holiday Train, a train adorned with lights and holiday decorations, was pulled from service Monday night after the train experienced door problems on the South Side, CTA spokesman...
  • Too Quick To Judge Busway?

    Too Quick To Judge Busway? In response to "Route Using Busway, I-84 Planned" [Dec. 19, news]:¬†As an east of the river business owner and longtime Vernon resident, I welcome Transportation Commissioner James Redeker’s plans for our area. I’...
  • 26 years for sexual assault, robbery of CTA employee

    26 years for sexual assault, robbery of CTA employee
    A South Side man pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 26 years in prison for robbing and sexually assaulting a CTA employee on her way home from work, according to prosecutors and court records. Devonte Willis, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated...
  • Lawmaker-elect wants to put the brakes on LANTA bus driver assaults

    Lawmaker-elect wants to put the brakes on LANTA bus driver assaults
    An assault last month in Whitehall Township that left a LANTA bus driver with a deep gash below his eye and an injured shoulder has prompted a union rally next month and an incoming Lehigh Valley lawmaker to call for legislation beefing up protection...
  • CTA to put rats on birth control

    CTA to put rats on birth control
    The CTA said it will launch a new weapon in the war on rats next year. In addition to poisonous traps the CTA uses to kill rats, the agency plans to test new technology that would make female and male rats infertile. A pilot program is expected to start...
  • Man struck, killed by Red Line train

    Man struck, killed by Red Line train
    A 56-year-old man was struck and killed by a CTA Red Line train near the Loyola station Monday evening, Chicago Police said. The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck about 8 p.m. Police are...
  • CTA riders debate 'manspreading' and bad manners

     CTA riders debate 'manspreading' and bad manners
    The practice known as "manspreading" will likely be addressed by the CTA this spring — albeit indirectly and even as riders themselves differ on how much it bothers them. In New York City, the nuisance on subways is apparently such a problem...
  • State will consider new bullet train route through Bakersfield

    Bakersfield settled an environmental lawsuit against the bullet train project on Friday, winning a concession by the state to consider a new rail route into the city's downtown. The city — along with Kern County; Shafter, Calif.; a hospital; a...
  • Amtrak train hits man near Pico Rivera, causing delays

    An Amtrak train en route to San Diego hit a man on the train tracks Friday evening, briefly halting rail service for several hundred Southern California commuters. Amtrak's 784 train struck the 25-year-old man about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of...
  • Protesters stage CTA 'train takeover'

    Protesters stage CTA 'train takeover'
    Red Line riders got a dose of politics on their commute Friday evening when activists staged a "Black Lives Matter" protest on the CTA. "So many of the people we want to reach take the train every day," said Ethan Viets-Van Lear, 19, who performed a...
  • Milford Woman Killed By Metro-North Train At Grand Central Station

    Milford Woman Killed By Metro-North Train At Grand Central Station
    NEW YORK - A 62-year old Milford woman died from her injuries after she was caught between the cars of a Metro-North train Wednesday evening as it was departing Grand Central Station, according to a Metro-North spokesman. The woman, identified as Joan...