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  • Group urges infrastructure parity on South, West sides

    Group urges infrastructure parity on South, West sides
    Anyone who’s biked around parts of the South and Southwest sides knows it can be a very different experience than riding on some of the city’s most bike-heavy North Side streets, where you hardly can go the grocery store or hop on a bus or...
  • Busway Info Sessions Set For Jan. 22 and 26 in Bristol, New Britain

    Busway Info Sessions Set For Jan. 22 and 26 in Bristol, New Britain
    An information session about what CTfastrak means for Bristol is scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Bristol Public Library. The busway between New Britain and Hartford is scheduled to start service March 28. The bus-only highway doesn't extend to Bristol, but...
  • Man charged with arson for CTA recycling bin fire

    Man charged with arson for CTA recycling bin fire
    A 19-year-old West Side man set fire to a recycling bin at a Red Line station on the North Side earlier this month before boarding the train, prosecutors said. Ivan Corona-Gutierrez, of the 2200 block of South Kildare Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of...
  • A Metro man from a transit family wants the lines to keep growing

    A Metro man from a transit family wants the lines to keep growing
    Arthur F. Leahy, a Navy sailor, came home to Los Angeles after World War II and settled back into his job as a streetcar operator for the L.A. Railway. He was assigned to Division 3 in Cypress Park, where the "Yellow Car" operators included women who'd...
  • Lauderhill woman named 2014 Broward Transit Hero

    The day was like most others in steamy South Florida as Broward County Transit driver Kiesha Rule took her seat behind the big wheel of a public bus to begin her shift. As the hours passed, her day turned into anything but normal. With 13 years of...
  • CTA bus garage could be part of Fisk power plant redevelopment

    CTA bus garage could be part of Fisk power plant redevelopment
    A 60-acre site in the Pilsen neighborhood, once reviled for its smoke-belching power plant that contributed to premature deaths and asthma, could be redeveloped into a Chicago Transit Authority bus garage, park and nature walk. The mayor's office is set...
  • Photo appears to show Greg Plitt filming before being hit by train

    Photo appears to show Greg Plitt filming before being hit by train
    A photo has emerged that purports to show fitness model and actor Greg Plitt moments before he was killed by a Metrolink train while filming in Burbank, according to the Los Angeles Times. The image obtained by KTLA is said to show Plitt, 37, of Los...
  • Photo purports to show actor Greg Plitt before he was killed by train

    Photo purports to show actor Greg Plitt before he was killed by train
    A photo has emerged that purports to show fitness model and actor Greg Plitt moments before he was killed by a Metrolink train while filming in Burbank. The image obtained by KTLA is said to show Plitt, 37, of Los Angeles standing near the tracks before...
  • Black lab likes to ride the bus solo

    A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers. KOMO-...
  • Metra says it will work all night for smooth morning commute

    Metra says it will work all night for smooth morning commute
    Metra says it will have personnel on duty overnight Monday to help ensure that trains will run on time during the morning rush hour Tuesday, despite the expected snow and cold. "We're taking all precautions," Metra Deputy Executive Director Peter...
  • Maryland can't afford the Red Line

    Maryland can't afford the Red Line
    The Sun's prod to Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to move forward with the Red Line is so rife with misconceptions and misstatements that it's hard to know which are the most misguided ("Don't kill the 'Jobs Line,'" Jan. 4). But let's start with the endless...