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Public Transportation

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  • Traveler apps for easy transit, better photos or finer wine

     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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mechanical problems affecting Metra trains on Milwaukee District, Heritage Corridor

    Mechanical problems affecting Metra trains on Milwaukee District, Heritage Corridor
    Mechanical problems caused Metra to cancel two trains early Wednesday morning. Train 914 on Metra's Heritage Corridor line, scheduled to depart from Joliet for Chicago at 5:45 a.m., was canceled, according to a Metra service alert. Train 916,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms

    Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms
    For the last few weeks, Chicago mayoral candidates have been putting the "L" in "election." With varying degrees of frequency, the five mayoral candidates are turning up at train stations to shake the hands of potential voters ahead of the Feb. 24...
  • 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....
  • The latest on the Northeast storm: New Jersey Transit shuts down, New York streets empty

    MIDNIGHT Rhode Island implemented a travel ban on all roads and closed its bridges. ___ 11 P.M. Authorities banned travel on city streets and highways in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey except for first responders and essential personnel....