Mass Transit Will Ride With More Money For Extra Rail Cars, Maintenence"This is a substantial package and this will address a substantial portion of the maintenance needs that we have in this region."
Amtrak, Metra Debate Who Should Run Metra's Trains Out Of Union StationThe agony of February 28 is what led to the hearing. That's when an Amtrak computer blackout led to the stranding of more than tens of thousands of Metra commuters. Now, Metra said it can do a better job of dispatching its trains.
Questions For Metra: Mokena Safety Gate Lowers After Train Arrives"The actual arms did not go down till that train was half way through that street."
Worker Falling On Circuit Breaker Caused Chaos At Union Station"To knock that much down and not have that kind of back up. I haven't heard of one this big happening before."
Station Repairs Forces Riders To Re-Check Their RoutesOwners Ivanhoe Cambridge said they're removing the concrete underbelly of their building as "safely and quickly as possible."
Rotten Beam Caused Union Station Ceiling Collapse: Metra Metra says it was a rotten beam that gave way and came crashing down on a commuter between tracks five and seven at Union Station Tuesday. It sent one man to the hospital.
Charges Filed In Deaths Of CPD Officers Struck, Killed By TrainThe suspect is 24-year-old Edward Brown. He's the man police said the officers were chasing across the train tracks when they were struck and killed by that train.
'A State Of Disrepair', Metra To Get More Used Trains To Fix Current ProblemsMetra said it plans to add 42 more locomotives that are used to its fleet early next year. There could be a few new engines in the mix but the prospects and the pricing are still under review.
Woodridge Man Brings Loaded Weapons On Metra Train"All of a sudden there's a cop at my shoulder practically yelling at me, throwing me up against the seat, handcuffing me."
Cars Parked Near Metra Tracks Hit By TrainPolice say several drivers attending Beverley's annual breast cancer walk parked too close to the tracks and were clipped by a Metra train.