| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:23 PM
As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday.
The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A "Midnight Rider" makeup artist has filed a lawsuit over injuries she sustained from the Feb. 20 train accident that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones in Georgia.
In a suit filed in Chatham County Court, Antonyia Verna sued producer-director Randall...
| May 24, 2014
| 7:15 AM
When the derailed train cars full of hazardous chemicals exploded, a shock wave shot through an adjacent industrial park, shattering windows, cracking concrete and buckling metal paneling and roofs.
A year later, the recovery continues.
| Jun 10, 2014
VIA Rail Canada's new "Prestige Class" sleeping cars will top all previous cars -- and anything on Amtrak, as well -- in providing the most comfortable and livable long-haul overnight rail accommodations. And the refurbished business-class cars for the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday.
The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Driving the Florida Keys in a car, I might not have seen them. But riding my bike, it was hard to miss the "V" of about a dozen brown pelicans that glided no more than 15 feet above my head at Little Torch Key, flying in the direction of Key Largo while I...
| May 13, 2014
Sitting at a round table in a room at Triton College, Ivette Carvalho was explaining the wonders of the Avila mountain range near her native city of Caracas, Venezuela.
She told Fina Montville how you can get to the top of a mountain. "There is a," she...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Reviving a decades-old idea, Los Angeles transportation officials are planning $350 million in track improvements at Union Station that could dramatically reduce travel times for many trains and accommodate future growth of the famous terminal.
| May 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It should be no surprise that the 26th Street landslide happened ("Displaced residents blame city, railroad for inaction," May 2). Landslides occur after heavy rain and deterioration of the land. With over 3 inches of rain and a road that has had very...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As a resident of the Relay/St. Denis community in Halethorpe and a member of the Relay Improvement Association, I was interested to read your recent article about the CSX railroad and the destruction on Charles Village's 26th Street ("Deluge causes...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Several steps away from the crumbling edge of East 26th Street in Charles Village, a construction worker slowly unrolled a long yellow measuring tape into a circular hole about the size of a sewer manhole lid.
Foot after foot of the tape disappeared as...