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  • Passenger on smoke-filled D.C. train: 'We didn't see a way out of it'

    Passenger on smoke-filled D.C. train: 'We didn't see a way out of it'
    A man who was trapped on a smoke-filled subway train in Washington, D.C., this week with dozens of other passengers talked about his ordeal Thursday, describing how he was so scared for his life that he sent his family what he believed would be his...
  • Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says

    Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says
    Metra's on-time performance so far this year has been subpar, with roughly 1 in every 10 trains late for its destination, but the agency says it learned from last winter's problems and has put those lessons into good use. The commuter rail agency's on-...
  • Cheap gas may not lead to drop in transit ridership, experts say

    Cheap gas may not lead to drop in transit ridership, experts say
    Since the start of the summer, gasoline prices in Los Angeles County have tumbled 40%, from more than $4 to $2.52, sparking gleeful social media posts and long lines at the cheapest gas stations. But the enthusiasm is tempered with concern from local...
  • SunRail: Not just a commuter train

    SunRail: Not just a commuter train
    The figure is still fairly astonishing: 9,002. That's the number of passengers who rode SunRail on Friday, Jan. 2. It's nearly triple the number of passengers SunRail has been getting starting in September and continuing through mid-December. Then...
  • Don't turn back the clock on mass transit

    Don't turn back the clock on mass transit
    As a resident of Canton, I have been very much looking forward to having the Red Line here ("To appeal to Hogan, Red Line supporters zero in on business support," Jan. 16). Our bus service to downtown Baltimore is very spotty, and I frequently wait more...
  • Five things for Tuesday, Jan. 20

    Five things for Tuesday, Jan. 20
    Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: float away stress in flotation tanks; SunRail is more than commuter rail; checkpoint video goes viral; and more. 1. Float away your stress in a flotation tank at a new business in Orlando. East Coast...
  • State Panel Advises 'Fix It First' Approach on Transportation

    State Panel Advises 'Fix It First' Approach on Transportation
    Connecticut should make a few targeted improvements in transit bus service, but should focus its transportation dollars mainly on shoring up existing highways and transit systems rather than initiate new projects, a report recommends. For too many...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule and closings

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule and closings
    This schedule will be in effect Monday, Jan. 19. Government offices Closed in all jurisdictions. Courts Closed in all jurisdictions. Public schools Closed in all jurisdictions. Libraries Closed in all jurisdictions. Trash Regular...
  • RTA supports Union Station Master Plan

    The recent coverage in your newspaper of problems such as water leaks at Union Station compel me to remind readers of the Regional Transportation Authority’s support of the work now underway to improve the station and the area around it. However, we...
  • Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online

    Metra presents rail-crossing safety seminar in person and online
    Larry Green, the public safety director for Metra, had some advice for anyone whose car is stuck on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, and it went beyond the obvious "get out of the car." But Green, speaking Thursday morning to about 150...
  • Plainville Bicyclists Seeking Better Trail To CTFastrak

    PLAINVILLE — A local bicycle advocacy group is seeking better trails linking Plainville and Bristol to the CTFastrak route, the New Britain-to-Hartford busway scheduled to start operating in late March. Jim Cassidy, a member of the Plainville...