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Public Transportation

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  • Author tells story of Chicago's transportation past

    Author tells story of Chicago's transportation past
    When it comes to transportation, the Chicago region has a bad case of terminal neglect. It goes far beyond the shabby condition of Union Station, which if it were an airport would have one of the 10 highest passenger totals in the United States. The...
  • Made in America festival gears up for final day

    Made in America festival gears up for final day
    Made in America festival: Day Two. The final day of the Budweiser-sponsored downtown music festival in Grand Park outside City Hall gets underway at noon Sunday and runs until 11 p.m. Today’s top acts include Weezer, John Mayer and Kanye West....
  • Port suffers a setback [Editorial]

    Port suffers a setback  [Editorial]
    While this week's decision to abandon the proposed $95 million intermodal rail facility at the Mount Clare yard in Southwest Baltimore may be regarded as a big victory for neighbors in Morrell Park and elsewhere who strongly opposed it, the decision is...
  • 'Go Metro' -- except to downtown's Labor Day weekend music festival?

    'Go Metro' -- except to downtown's Labor Day weekend music festival?
    It's going to be one of the biggest concerts of the summer, drawing performers such as Kanye West and John Mayer and as many as 50,000 fans to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. For weeks, organizers have been urging ticketholders to "Go Metro" and...
  • Report Blames Metro-North Woes On Weak Safety Culture

    A long-awaited report on Metro-North's disastrous series of crashes makes 29 recommendations to improve safety, but gives no insight into specifically who was responsible. The 50-page report released on Wednesday largely repeats the conclusion that...
  • Moving Baltimore forward [Commentary]

    Moving Baltimore forward [Commentary]
    Baltimore City elicits genuine pride from its residents. Every neighborhood is unique, and generations of families have stayed here because they were not willing to give up on this great city. After decades of population decline, Baltimore is finally...
  • CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students

    CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students
    For Chicago students going back to elementary or high school, at least math will be easy on their first day. Students will pay nothing to ride the CTA on Tuesday. The transit agency is once again providing free rides to elementary and high school...
  • Residents, businesses brace for CTA California Blue Line station closure

    Residents, businesses brace for CTA California Blue Line station closure
    Erik Gonzalez typically drives from his Northwest Side home to the CTA California Blue Line station on weekdays to park on the street and ride the Blue Line to the University of Illinois at Chicago for class. But starting next week, Gonzalez, who...
  • Owings Mills man faces attempted murder charge for stabbing man over a cigarette

    Owings Mills man faces attempted murder charge for stabbing man over a cigarette
    A 52-year-old Owings Mills man was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault for stabbing another man Friday night at a train station, Baltimore County Police said. Wilbeck Stewart is accused of stabbing a man...
  • Prosecutors: Man cut fellow CTA bus rider's face over 'disrespect'

    Prosecutors: Man cut fellow CTA bus rider's face over 'disrespect'
    A 55-year-old man cut another rider's face with a large hunting knife on a CTA bus this week after accusing the other man of disrespecting him, prosecutors said today. Kevin Lee approached a commuter at 7:40 p.m. on the bus near West 79th and State...
  • Made in America Festival: Tips for navigating the event

    Made in America Festival: Tips for navigating the event
    Grand Park has held plenty of concerts and holiday events but nothing quite like what's coming this weekend for the Made in America Festival. Though organizers trimmed expectations for the crowd (estimates are around 35,000 — including security...