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Metra Hires Spies To Keep Tabs On Conductors, Ensure Fares Collected

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

Facing the prospect of either fare hikes, service cuts or a combination of both, Metra has opted to employ a somewhat unusual strategy to improve its ...

City Carpool Rate Just 1.6%, Lowest Urban Rate In Nation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has the lowest rate of car pooling of any major U.S. urban area -- just 1.6 percent of Chicagoans car pool to work, down from 3.7 percent last...

Tollway Green Lanes To Charge Drivers For Use?

Chicago Tribune | Richard Wronski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MINNEAPOLIS -- Debra Salo maneuvered her Mercury Sable into the left lane of the busy expressway, joining cars and buses cruising at 50 m.p.h. while t...

Blue Line Delays

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Southbound CTA Blue Line trains are running late this morning because of a damaged rail. Trains are being forced to run on a single track between the ...

Closing Time For Metra Drinkers

Chicago Tribune | Richard Wronski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every weekday at 5:17 p.m., the bar car on Metra's Milwaukee District West line becomes the place where everybody knows your name and they're always g...

CTA Brown Line Running Again After Fire

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Brown Line is running on schedule again after a small track fire briefly shut down service on parts of the North Side line around 8:50 a.m. Tuesda...