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.
Crew shortages have caused transportation officials to cancel seven commuter trains on Metra's Union Pacific West line, which runs from Elburn to Chicago, according to the Associated Press.Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis tells AP that the lack of engineers isn't due to labor strife. Instead
At least a dozen people suffered injuries and have been taken to area hospitals after two commuter trains collided, with one derailing, at Chicago's Union Station, city emergency officials said Friday morning.A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department says one of the trains derailed, but he didn't
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. 5/13/2011A Metra commuter train heading into Chicago collided with a semitrailer, killing the truck's driver and causing a minor derailment Friday morning.Metra spokesman Tom Miller said the train's passengers were evacuated after the collision in Mount Prospect.
Every Monday "Eight Forty-Eight" looks at some of the issues facing Chicago’s next mayor with the series Mayor Monday. This Monday's topic is transportation. Talk about planes, trains and automobiles is on the docket.