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Public Transportation

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  • Traffic: Collision on I-70 East

    Traffic: Collision on I-70 East
    A two-vehicle collision in Cooksville on Interstate 70 East past MD 97 has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 8:48 a.m. Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. In Parkville, all lanes are...
  • Quinncome tax bears down on sleeping taxpayers

     Quinncome tax bears down on sleeping taxpayers
    The Democratic bosses who run things with a perpetual smirk on their faces, and their hapless frontman Gov. Patrick Quinn, just slapped hardworking taxpayers in the mouth. Of course they waited until after the March primary. Boss Madigan, the speaker of...
  • Bullet train won't meet target travel time, lawmakers told

    Regularly scheduled service on California's bullet train system will not meet anticipated trip times of two hours and 40 minutes between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and are likely to take nearly a half-hour longer, a state Senate committee was told...
  • Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years

    Report shows patronage at Metra dating back 30 years
    Longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan was a “prominent participant” in patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years, recommending dozens of people for jobs, a new report has found. Madigan had the power to recommend individuals for...
  • Westside subway extension survives legal challenge by Beverly Hills

    Knocking down one of the last hurdles for Los Angeles' long-awaited Westside subway extension, a judge ruled late Wednesday that transit officials followed environmental laws when they chose a route that would require tunneling under Beverly Hills High...
  • Train cars removed from platform and escalator at O'Hare

    Train cars removed from platform and escalator at O'Hare
    The CTA has finished removing train cars from the platform and an escalator at O'Hare International Airport where a train crashed earlier this week, and hopes to have repairs finished in time to reopen the station this weekend. The cars were cut up and...
  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls twice before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls twice before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday. The stunning revelation — that the...
  • Ex-Metra CEO may be headed to California

    Ex-Metra CEO may be headed to California
    Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford may be headed to Santa Cruz, Calif., to run the coastal county’s transit district – a move that could spare his former Illinois employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in severance costs. The board of...
  • CTA fires operator of train that crashed at O'Hare

    CTA fires operator of train that crashed at O'Hare
    The CTA operator who admitted dozing off at the controls of a train that plowed into the platform at O'Hare International Airport was fired Friday — the same day the agency said it was making rules for operators "more stringent." The CTA sent...
  • Blue Line crash update: Brakes engaged, train wasn't speeding

    Blue Line crash update: Brakes engaged, train wasn't speeding
    A team of federal safety experts investigating the CTA Blue Line train crash has focused on the operator’s physical condition and whether she was fatigued when the train struck a barrier and went airborne, an official said Tuesday. Questions...
  • Traffic: All lanes closed on MD 30 in Manchester

    Traffic: All lanes closed on MD 30 in Manchester
    All lanes are closed on MD 30 in Manchester at MD 482 due to a utility problem at 4:58 a.m. Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported a collision in Baltimore City on the outer loop of I-695 at the Curtis Creek...