Spring traditionally marks the beginning of construction season across the Chicago region and the Metra system is no exception. Work has already started on Metra’s 2021 construction program and will continue throughout summer and fall.
When federal transportation officials call a railroad crossing “inherently dangerous,” a town or city should take note.
Metra has promoted Kevin McCann, who rose through the ranks to become head of the agency’s Mechanical Department, to be its next chief operating officer.
Metro is preparing for a major capital project that will rehabilitate the Yellow Line Bridge spanning the Potomac River and repair the steel lined tunnel between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations, both of which date to original construction more than 40 years ago.
Railroads that operate in northernmost regions in the U.S. face horrific winter conditions almost every year.
Anyone who has spent any part of the winter in Chicago knows that winter weather hammers the city. Snow and wind blowing off of Lake Michigan, heavy general snowfall, sub-zero temperatures, wind,
The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase of up to 500 state-of-the-art railcars from Alstom Transportation Inc., opting for new multilevel cars that will be more comfortable, accessible, reliable and
Hoping to help its customers end the year on a positive note, Metra will offer free travel on all trains arriving at or departing from Metra’s downtown stations after 6 p.m. on
The Metra Board of Directors [last week] backed a Cook County initiative to improve transit service on the South Side of Chicago and in the south suburbs, starting with a 50 percent
Metra’s project to replace 11 bridges along its Union Pacific North Line on Chicago’s North Side will require the temporary closure of three streets beginning Monday, Oct. 26. From Monday, Oct. 26,