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  • An open road

    If there's a conclusion to be drawn from Virginia's experience on the U.S. 460 project it's that we should rethink how we use public-private partnerships for building roads. If neither auditors nor taxpayers can account for every penny spent, then...
  • Fitchitt, Nicklas named to lead Downtown Columbia Partnership

    Fitchitt, Nicklas named to lead Downtown Columbia Partnership
    The Downtown Columbia Partnership has named Gregory A. Fitchitt as president and chair of the board and appointed Barbara A. Nicklas executive director. Established in 2013, the Downtown Columbia Partnership is an independent nonprofit dedicated to...
  • Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring

    Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he “wasn’t happy” that the stepdaughter of former Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider was hired by the agency, but maintained he did not ask his top aide to step aside. The...
  • Traffic: All northbound lanes closed on MD 30 in Hampstead

    Traffic: All northbound lanes closed on MD 30 in Hampstead
    All northbound traffic has been closed on MD 30 in Hampstead, which shut down in both directions on Wednesday morning due to a single-vehicle crash at Brodbeck Road, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT reported the incident at 7:02...
  • Metro commits to deal ensuring subway won't hurt Disney Hall acoustics

     Metro commits to deal ensuring subway won't hurt Disney Hall acoustics
    The builders of a subway that will run alongside Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Colburn School of Music are promising to deploy a triple helping of the most advanced noise-suppression measures to make sure the rumble of trains under 2nd Street won't mar...
  • Father of Oscar Grant loses lawsuit against BART officer

    A federal jury decided unanimously Tuesday that the BART police officer who killed  Oscar Grant III in 2009 owed no compensation to Grant’s father, who was in prison during his son's life. Oscar Grant II filed the civil rights lawsuit and sought...
  • Metra missing the train on Wi-Fi access

    Metra missing the train on Wi-Fi access
    As Metra searches for a way to offer wireless Internet access for its increasingly tech-savvy riders, a new study concludes the amenity could help soothe customers irritated by late trains and boost ridership. Laptops, tablets and other devices that...
  • Bullet train: Burbank-Palmdale segment added

    Bullet train: Burbank-Palmdale segment added
    In a strategic shift to secure new funding for California's bullet train project, state officials intend to accelerate their plans to build a Los Angeles County section of the $68-billion system. High-speed rail officials said they want to start a...
  • Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park

    Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park
    A bit of Paris romance is coming to an elevated train underpass in Oak Park. Public workers hung a chain-link fence Monday along a sidewalk beneath the CTA Green Line at Oak Park Avenue, where couples will soon be able to hang a lock and throw away the...
  • After years of driving and parking, getting back on the bus

    After years of driving and parking, getting back on the bus
    For the first time in many years, I've been taking the bus on a regular basis again, and I have a few things to say about it. But first, a moment of awe: The drivers who work for the Maryland Transit Administration, at least those I've seen in action,...
  • Thousands expected at Soldier Field for World Cup viewing party

    Thousands expected at Soldier Field for World Cup viewing party
    Officials are expecting between 10,000 and 20,000 fans for a free viewing party today at Soldier Field of the World Cup elimination match between U.S. and Belgium. “It’s late in the day, at 3:00 p.m., and people are already taking the day...