Metra closes another ticketing office due to declining on-site sales

Metra, the commuter rail system serving the Chicago metropolitan area, is closing the ticket office at the Franklin Park Station due to declining on-site ticket sales the station along its Milwaukee District

Regional Transportation Authority

RTA awards funds to 9 Chicago projects

Nine projects in the Chicago area are recipients of awards through the Regional Transportation Authority’s (RTA) Community Planning program.


HNTB names Loftus as senior transit project manager

Daniel Loftus, PE, is a new leader in HNTB’s Chicago office, where he will now serve as senior transit project manager. 

TKDA selects Lechowicz as Chicago office group manager

Engineering and architecture firm TKDA has appointed Eric Lechowicz as group manager for the firm’s rail architecture team based in its Chicago office.

Stantec taps Collins to serve Chicago office

Global design and engineering firm Stantec has added Charles R. Collins III, PE, to its ranks. He’ll be based out of the firm’s Chicago office as a senior rail engineer, officials said.


USDOT grant to bolster PTC along Metra lines

Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois’ third District has announced that Metra, the commuter railroad serving the Chicago metropolitan area, will receive more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)

Chicago aims for control of old Chicago Terminal Railroad tracks

The city of Chicago is approaching its goal of controlling abandoned railroad tracks that span through Goose Island, according to Chicago Tribune reporting.

CTA Washington/Wabash station recognized for architecture

The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced this week its 2018 Design Excellence Award winners, among which was the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Washington/Wabash CTA station, located in Downtown

Creating change: Officials aim to streamline Chicago’s rail network

Chicago’s rail network sees about 1,300 freight and passenger trains pass through the city on any given day, and planned work aims to simplify traffic for all of those trains, transportation officials