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  • Share your own stories of good deeds -- and missed opportunities to do the right thing

    A tragic story hit the news waves in Boston last week. A woman who'd apparently been texting on the subway platform while waiting for a train was struck and killed by the train. As some passengers rushed to see what had happened, the spotted her cell...
  • Man killed in collision with Tri-Rail train hoped to become stockbroker, friend says

    Man killed in collision with Tri-Rail train hoped to become stockbroker, friend says
    Friends knew Jay Michael Manzo as the life of the party, a former professional stand up comic and free spirit who loved to make people laugh. But the 35-year-old North Lauderdale resident was also serious about becoming a stockbroker, a career for which...
  • Utilities say coal stockpiles near 'dire' levels

    ST. LOUIS Utilities dependent on Western coal are fed up with BNSF railroad's delivery problems, and they're asking federal rail regulators to step in and force the company to improve service. A trade group known as the Western Coal Traffic League...
  • Connecticut Transit Advocates Make Pitch For Tax Benefit

    Connecticut Transit Advocates Make Pitch For Tax Benefit
    Commuter groups across the country are pushing Congress to renew a tax credit for van pool passengers and mass transit riders, and the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council added its voice to the campaign on Monday. John Hartwell, the council's vice...
  • Stretch of Hillsboro Blvd. to lose 2 lanes in Deerfield

    Stretch of Hillsboro Blvd. to lose 2 lanes in Deerfield
    The city's main east-west gateway to the beach is about to go on a diet. Hillsboro Boulevard will be reduced from six lanes to four from just east of Dixie Highway to U.S. 1, starting in the spring of 2016. The two-way center turn lane will be...
  • Metra riders to see changes on UP North, West schedules

    Metra riders to see changes on UP North, West schedules
    Customers who ride two of Metra's Union Pacific lines will see revised schedules starting next week, the commuter rail agency announced Monday. The schedules of six weekday trains and four weekend trains on the UP North Line will be adjusted, as will...
  • MTA plans to temporarily lease Remington site

    MTA plans to temporarily lease Remington site
    The Maryland Transit Administration has agreed to lease a Remington site once slated for a Wal-Mart-anchored shopping development as a temporary bus depot until a new facility under construction at the administration's current location is complete....
  • New 'explosives screening team' deploys to River North CTA station

    New 'explosives screening team' deploys to River North CTA station
    The Chicago Police Department's newly formed "mobile explosives screening team" swabbed the bags of some passengers entering a River North train station Thursday morning as a part of a new counterterrorism initiative. Chicago police began conducting the...
  • Federal railroad chief returning to Chicago to focus on transportation issues

     Federal railroad chief returning to Chicago to focus on transportation issues
    The nation's top railroad official is stepping down and will return to his Chicago-area roots to join the metropolitan region's planning agency to work on local transportation issues, officials said Thursday. Joseph Szabo, who has headed the Federal...
  • Second man charged in Orange Line robbery from last summer

    Second man charged in Orange Line robbery from last summer
    A second man has been charged in the July Orange Line robbery where two men allegedly held up a Loop-bound train car and robbed several people between the Halsted and Roosevelt CTA stations. Police said the duo told passengers they were about to be...
  • 2014 CTA Holiday Train schedule

    2014 CTA Holiday Train schedule
    Happy Haul-idays! The CTA on Friday released the schedule for its annual Holiday Train, a six-car CTA train adorned with holiday lights and decorations that stops at rail stations as part of a two-decade tradition. The train will make its debut Nov....