The Chicago-area's commuter rail agency is installing hundreds of portable, easy-to-use defibrillators on all of its trains.Metra is only the second major metropolitan transit agency in the country to make the machines available for use in the event a passenger suffers a cardiac arrest.In 2009,
Metra says the NATO summit held in Chicago last month cost the commuter rail agency $800,000.The Chicago Tribune reports that some Metra board members say they're surprised the costs weren't higher.Metra says the money includes $400,000 in lost passenger revenue for customers who st
Passengers that use Chicago's Metra commuter trains will know by the end of the month whether security during the NATO summit will affect service.Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said Wednesday the U.S. Secret Service will announce finalized security plans at the end of April.
A Lake Forest High School student was struck and killed by a Metra train last weekend, the third student from the north-suburban school to be killed by a Metra train since January.Lake Forest Deputy Police Chief Glenn Burmeister said Monday that all three student deaths were intentional.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
Illinois Congressmen from both parties joined with Chicago transit officials Monday to criticize a House transportation funding bill that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from roadway and mass transit projects in the state.Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., and Rep.