The annual report included for the first time an estimate of the additional carbon dioxide emissions attributed to traffic congestion. It could help further visualize a largely invisible pollution problem.
History suggests a Victorian-era prejudice against commercial traffic in Chicago parkways lurks behind a ban against pickup trucks on Lake Shore Drive. Should truck owners worry? And, where can they park, anyway?
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,