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  • No winners in this MTA train wreck

    No winners in this MTA train wreck
    It's hard to find winners in the meltdown that occurred last week at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A Japanese rail car manufacturing company trying to build a plant in Palmdale announced it was tired of fighting a union-supported...
  • U.S. government grants five open Ebola waste permits

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued five "non-site-specific" special permits to companies for handling waste related to the Ebola virus that has killed one patient in the United States, triggering fear about the spread...
  • Traditional meets modern at AMLI Lofts in South Loop

    Traditional meets modern at AMLI Lofts in South Loop
    For city-dwellers, lofts in restored industrial spaces offer character and a sense of history. But with a dwindling number of suitable old buildings for conversion, developers are redefining loft living with spaces that exude urban chic. AMLI Lofts...
  • CTA UIC-Halsted stop renovations to be done in May: IDOT

    CTA UIC-Halsted stop renovations to be done in May: IDOT
    UIC students can expect a newly renovated CTA station—just in time for summer break. The UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop is undergoing a $16 million renovation, which includes adding an elevator to the Peoria Street entrance, one of three entrances...
  • Going off the rails on Metro's rail cars

    Going off the rails on Metro's rail cars
    Two years ago, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority became the first transit agency in the nation to pick a rail car manufacturer based in part on how many jobs the company would create. The Japanese firm Kinkisharyo International won the...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...
  • Broward getting 100 new buses

    Broward getting 100 new buses
    Riding a bus in Broward County is about to get more reliable for passengers — and run cleaner — on some routes over the next several months. The county's transit agency is adding more than 100 new buses to replace some of its old and crippled...
  • 2 men charged with train graffiti had CTA keys, uniforms: Police

    2 men charged with train graffiti had CTA keys, uniforms: Police
    Wilmette police are investigating how two Chicago men wearing CTA uniforms and carrying CTA keys allegedly broke into a rail yard to spray paint three CTA rail cars. Officers said they were responding to a report of three people who may have been...
  • Traffic: Collision cleared from U.S. 1 South in Pleasant Hills

    Traffic: Collision cleared from U.S. 1 South in Pleasant Hills
    All lanes are open on U.S. 1 South in Pleasant Hills on Wednesday morning with the clearing of a collision prior to MD 152, according to the state Department of Transportation. All lanes are clear on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Towson with the...
  • Claims settled in Rosedale train explosion as NTSB prepares to release final report

    Claims settled in Rosedale train explosion as NTSB prepares to release final report
    CSX Transportation and Alban Waste LLC have reached a confidential settlement in a lawsuit brought by the railroad after an Alban truck collided with a CSX freight train in Rosedale in 2013. Dozens of other claims related to the incident and brought...
  • Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring

    Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring
    A federal judge has granted a request by a Chicago attorney to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, dealing a blow to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn less than two weeks before Election Day. The transportation...