Chicago: Time for Amtrak and Metra to bury the hatchet

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; July 26, 2019

On warm summer days like we’ve had lately, the biggest hassle on my morning commute is watching out for potholes big enough to eat my bike. (Memo to Mayor Lori Lightfoot: They’re really bad this year. Get out the paving crews, would ya?)

Others have it rougher. Especially those who have to travel through Chicago Union Station, a stately but outworn edifice that’s completely inadequate to handle the roughly 140,000 passengers who pass through it every workday. “It’s the worst part of my day,” says one colleague, “a noisy, crowded place you can’t wait to get out of.”

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