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  • Metro-North Engineer Sues Over Bridgeport Crash; 8 Passengers Settle

    Metro-North Engineer Sues Over Bridgeport Crash; 8 Passengers Settle
    Eight passengers injured when two Metro-North trains collided last year in Bridgeport have settled lawsuits through mediation with a federal judge. The settlement come as the engineer on the train struck by an on-coming train that derailed filed a...
  • Free CTA rides for New Year's Eve

    Free CTA rides for New Year's Eve
    CTA riders can take any CTA bus or train for free again this New Year's Eve. The free rides last from 10 p.m. Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. Jan. 1. The CTA has long offered a penny fare program on New Year's Eve; MillerCoors took over sponsorship of the program...
  • Letter: Rail crossing fix is mixed up with dollars

    Letter: Rail crossing fix is mixed up with dollars
    My wife and I attended one of the meetings on Dec. 11 regarding the Doran Street railroad crossing, and it seems that the contractor, HNTB, is making this much more complicated than it needs to be. The stated problem is that the Doran crossing is unsafe,...
  • Track fire briefly slows CTA Blue Line

    Track fire briefly slows CTA Blue Line
    A small fire on the O'Hare-bound Blue Line tracks briefly delayed trains on the line this afternoon, officials said. Power on the line did not even have to be turned off as debris that was up against the electrified third rail near the Logan Square stop...
  • Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding

    Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding
    Metra unveiled a new strategy Tuesday to block direct access to Union Station's cramped south concourse and reroute customers to a more spacious waiting area during service disruptions and special events. The plan calls primarily for using Amtrak...
  • CTA Damen Blue Line stop to reopen next week

    CTA Damen Blue Line stop to reopen next week
    Cora Majewski may have saved herself a few pounds, but her wallet is a little lighter since the CTA closed the Damen Blue Line stop in Wicker Park for renovation two months ago. Majewski, 32, said her typical 20-minute Blue Line commute to her...
  • Metro-North Reaches Plan To Spot Apnea In Engineers

    Metro-North Reaches Plan To Spot Apnea In Engineers
    Metro-North is on the verge of hiring a company to provide at-home sleep apnea tests for some of its 410 train engineers. As a new precaution in 2015, the railroad plans to have its health services staff along with New Jersey-based Persante Health...
  • SunRail adding night train for Magic fans, arts center patrons

    SunRail adding night train for Magic fans, arts center patrons
    The SunRail commuter train is adding another evening run starting next Monday in an effort to pick up holiday revelers, Orlando Magic fans and patrons of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. The new trips will leave about an hour later than the last...
  • L.A.'s ExpressPark connects motorists to downtown parking spots

    L.A.'s ExpressPark connects motorists to downtown parking spots
    In congested commercial and residential areas, circling block after block to find an empty parking space can be tedious and irritating. But in downtown Los Angeles, one of the more innovative programs in the nation is making the hunt less irritating....
  • FDOT starts two-year I-75 project in Sumter

    If you're heading north on Interstate 75 toward Ocala and points north, be prepared to run into construction. The state Department of Transportation recently kicked off the 13-mile, $76.9 million project that runs from the Sumter/Hernando county line to...
  • Blackout of CBS-owned stations on Dish systems ends

    Blackout of CBS-owned stations on Dish systems ends
    A blackout of CBS-owned stations on Dish systems, including KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles, ended early Saturday when the two television companies hammered out a new contract that restores the CBS signal to millions of television...