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  • Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say

    Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say
    Train delays and icy roads made for dicey travel Monday morning after nearly 20 inches of snowfall, but transit agencies and highway officials said the evening ride home was more of a relief. School and some business closings helped keep roads clear...
  • West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines

     West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines
    West Glenview residents want to block a proposed project to build a freight train holding yard in their neighborhood. The tracks would be added to existing Union Pacific rail lines from about West Lake Avenue to past Willow Road near Shermer Road to...
  • Elgin-made Lincoln funeral train won't be recreating original journey

    Elgin-made Lincoln funeral train won't be recreating original journey
    Short of funds, the Elgin-made re-creation of the Abraham Lincoln funeral train car will participate in the reenactment of Lincoln's burial in Springfield in May. But it won't retrace the steps that Lincoln's body took on its rail journey from...
  • THE TROUBLE WITH TRAINS: Obama administration should adopt all measures to transport fuel in the safest manner possible

    A boom in North American oil production may be paying dividends at the pumps, but it comes with a cost. Trains carrying crude have crashed in several high-profile incidents, including in Virginia, and analysis by the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • Study: Oil trains pose risk to region

    Study: Oil trains pose risk to region
    Oil trains coursing through Pennsylvania put a sizable portion of the state's population at risk daily, including tens of thousands of Lehigh Valley residents, according to two reports released Monday. Living within the potential evacuation zone of an...
  • City Center Boulevard opening delayed again in Newport News

    City Center Boulevard opening delayed again in Newport News
    The new segment of City Center Boulevard, formerly called Middle Ground Boulevard, will not open to traffic until Feb. 28 at the earliest, more than three months later than originally planned. "We just learned that it will be at least until Feb. 28...
  • Reality TV star killed while filming video next to Metrolink track

    Reality TV star killed while filming video next to Metrolink track
    He was strong and confident, a West Point grad, former Army Ranger and TV bodybuilder with rippling arms and washboard abs. But when Greg Plitt tripped while running along a Metrolink track in Burbank on Saturday, he could do nothing to avoid being...
  • Victim of Macungie train crash identified by coroner

    Victim of Macungie train crash identified by coroner
    Officials have identified the woman killed Friday night when a train hit a small sport utility vehicle at the Main Street railroad crossing in Macungie. Carol J. Midei, 64, of Macungie, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m. Friday after an eastbound...
  • Feds: Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Train Cars

    Feds: Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Train Cars
    A new federal report from the investigation into Metro-North's 2013 derailment in Bridgeport concludes that bolts on the railroad's brand-new M-8 cars are too weak. The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that Metro-North replace...
  • Victim turned on tracks accidentally as train approached

    Victim turned on tracks accidentally as train approached
    The woman who died Friday night at the Main Street railroad crossing in Macungie had accidentally turned her vehicle onto the tracks, where it was stuck when a train came through, the Lehigh County coroner said Saturday. Carol J. Midei, 64, of...
  • For Metra riders, fare increase depends on type of ticket, destination

    For Metra riders, fare increase depends on type of ticket, destination
    When Marlene Tillis bought her February Metra pass recently, she was surprised to find out how much the cost had jumped: an increase of $14.50 to $92.75 for a month's worth of rides. That amounts to an 18.5 percent increase — more than the average...