| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The "train to nowhere" is beginning to look a bit more like a train to somewhere. Flush with $250 million this year and the promise of billions more from the state's cap-and-trade program, the California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed accelerating...
| Jun 26, 2014
Barbara Hattan waited nine months to contact "What's Your Problem?" about her missing $70 refund from Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Satisfaction came much faster after she was featured in the June 15 column. The money arrived in her...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A massive program to improve the efficiency of the Chicago area’s rail network has made significant progress, said the head of the federal agency that overseas the nation’s railroads.
But Joseph Szabo of the Federal Railroad Administration...
| Jul 9, 2014
Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:02 PM
President Obama halted a strike by transit workers in Pennsylvania on Saturday by ordering an emergency mediation process hours after commuters in the Philadelphia region spent the day scrambling for alternatives to one of the nation's busiest rail...
| 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 1, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Residents who have been out of their homes since their Charles Village street collapsed in April will be allowed to return this week, city officials said Sunday.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will contact residents today to schedule appointments to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Arthur E. Dase, a retired Chessie System supervisor and longtime Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer, died May 19 of heart failure at his winter home in Seminole, Fla. He was 91.
"I always thought that Arthur was devoted to two things: his...
| Jun 4, 2014
As one who voted for California's high-speed train in 2008 but has since lost faith in its current design, route and budget, I feel that a better use of some of those cap-and-trade funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would be to finally set up a...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train.
Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...