Eleven projects to implement positive train control (PTC) systems will split more than $46 million in grants from the Federal Railroad Administration. The winning PTC projects include a wide variety of rail
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)
Metra has announced that the start of construction of a pedestrian bridge at 41st Street will temporarily close six of its Metra Electric Line stations while work is underway.
Metra has reached an agreement with Lake County business and civic organizations to split the costs of a potential two-year pilot project for two new reverse-commute trains along its Milwaukee District North
Metra has completed the installation of all hardware required for Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. To celebrate the achievement, the commuter rail service provider held a press conference and event for its
Metra will not raise fares in 2019, but service reductions could occur beginning in 2020 if the commuter rail system doesn’t receive an infusion of public aid.
News began to trickle out from congressional offices regarding which properties have been awarded federal grants that will be applied toward the cost of implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) provided a second quarter 2018 update to progress the commuter rail industry has made toward implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).
President Donald Trump has nominated Martin J. Oberman to fill the final open slot on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) the White House announced July 5, 2018.
Metra will conduct 54 Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes in 2018 at 54 train stations across its service six-county region around Chicago. Metra says the blitzes are part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe behavior around its trains and tracks.