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.
The federal government is giving Metra more than $5 million to help reduce toxic emissions. This comes a year after a Chicago Tribune report that found high levels of diesel exhaust at Ogilvie train station and in some commuter rail cars.In a statement, U.S. Sen.
More than 500,000 customers are still without power Monday afternoon, after the most damaging storm system in more than a decade roared through northern Illinois this morning, leaving downed trees and debris in its wake.The severe storms packed winds as high as 80 mph and wreaked havoc on the mornin
Chicago-area commuters soon will be able to transfer seamlessly between CTA, Metra, and PACE through a universal fare card. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Thursday that will connect the transit systems through a universal card by 2015.The move had long been advocated by regi
Tuesday night's storms wreaked much havoc on the Chicago area. At least 280,000 ComEd customers lost power, the CTA's Yellow Line couldn't operate this morning and 300 flights were cancelled at O'Hare.