| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced findings from a review of Metra, which called the commuter rail line "generally compliant" with U.S. safety regulations, but also directed the railroad to take immediate steps to "enhance its...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:12 AM
With Metra riders facing a 68 percent fare increase over the next 10 years, some of them are raising a common complaint — too many passengers are getting a free ride, because conductors either don't or can't check everyone's tickets.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Rail traffic was temporarily stopped along the Camden Line in Laurel after a tractor trailer became stuck in an underpass in Laurel, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.
The truck became stuck in the underpass that carries Main Street...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Five aldermen well-versed in Chicago's transportation issues on Wednesday called for yet another study to examine the feasibility and cost of launching high-quality airport express train service for O'Hare International Airport, Union Station and...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The train is bearing down on me. I hear its piercing whistle, feel its rumble, before I ever see it, of course.
I am stuck on the tracks. Specifically, I have just started crossing the final narrow bridge back from the trek along the Union Pacific...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Internet stock analysts at brokerage Morgan Stanley wrote their 2001 investment outlook in December 2000, they laid out glowing assessments of the future for Yahoo Inc. and rival America Online.
There would be "a few huge winners" in the long run...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The state will come up with the extra $188 million needed to replace the decrepit Norwalk River railroad bridge, but the new span won't be in place until 2020, officials announced Thursday.
Leaving the 118-year-old bridge to continue deteriorating isn't...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say.
"It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:49 PM
HARTFORD — Connecticut State Police will increase their presence at Metro-North and Amtrak rail lines along with Bradley International Airport, but it is not in response to a specific credible threat, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday....
| Sep 21, 2014
Metro-North's on-time performance improved dramatically in August, surpassing the railroad's goal for the first time all year.
The railroad classified 95.6 percent of trains on the heavily used New Haven line as "on time," meaning they reached their...
| Jul 30, 2014
I received a number of thoughtful commentaries in response to Monday's (July 28) column regarding Allentonian Alberto Tineo's proposal to add an additional exit-ramp segment to provide access from I-78/Route 309 to northbound Emaus Avenue. I decided to...