Chicago Metra Could Look Totally Different 5 Years From Now After Upgrades

By Charlie Wojciechowski, NBC Chicago 5; July 2, 2019 Did you know Metra is one of the oldest fleets of…

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Amtrak Bullying Now Targets SEPTA

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 18, 2019 WATCHING WASHINGTON, JUNE 2019 – Here…

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Feds want to figure out why your Metra ride in Chicago keeps getting delayed

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; June 13, 2019 Federal regulators for the first time would get involved in a…

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Chicago suburb to get federal money to ease rail congestion

By The Associated Press, WREX 13 NBC; June 11, 2019 DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is receiving federal…

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Rebuild Illinois bill passes; state transit projects to see funding infusion

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 3, 2019 Illinois legislators concluded their spring session on Sunday, June 1, by…

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CREATE partners complete BNSF Western Avenue Corridor project in Chicago

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 30, 2019 A BNSF Railway Co. project designed to eliminate train delays in the Chicago…

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Chicago Metra revises BNSF Line service to address crowding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 22, 2019 Beginning June 3, Metra will add two trains to its BNSF Line weekday…

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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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Illinois: Geneva railroad expansion to start in 2020

By Susan Sarkauskas, Chicago Daily Herald; May 14, 2019 The construction of a third set of railroad tracks on the…

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No North Shore Holding Tracks In Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Patch; May 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week it…

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Congressman To Amtrak: Fix Chicago Union Station’s Falling Concrete

By Tim McNicholas, CBS Chicago 2; May 1, 2019 CHICAGO (CBS) — A U.S. Congressman is calling on Amtrak to…

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Concrete falls on tracks at Chicago Union Station; no one harmed

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; May 1, 2019 Metra commuters heading to Union Station Wednesday morning experienced some delays…

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Chicago: CREATE partners plan groundbreaking, assign designer for projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 25, 2019 Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners plan to hold a…

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Chicago Metra, politicians unload on Amtrak over system failure February 28

By Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun-Times; April 16, 2019 Metra’s CEO asserted Tuesday that if Metra controlled Union Station instead of…

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Congressman: Amtrak to answer questions about Chicago Union Station delays at hearing Tuesday

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; April 12, 2019 Amtrak officials will face congressional scrutiny next week over a bungled…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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Amtrak says Hiawatha ridership is up; Glenview, Illinois claims train cars are still under capacity

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; March 26, 2019 While Amtrak officials earlier this month touted increased 2018 ridership on…

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Chicago Metra issues Request For Proposals for 200 new rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 21, 2019 Metra yesterday issued a request for proposals for at least 200 new rail…

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U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski asks if Amtrak will reimburse Chicago Metra commuters for disruption

From Crain’s Chicago Business; March 12, 2019 Congressman Dan Lipinski, who heads the House subcommittee that has oversight for rail,…

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Indiana: Rail projects top infrastructure investments

By Andrew Steele, The Times, nwi.com; March 10, 2019 The web of commuter rail that spreads from downtown Chicago into…

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Amtrak says ‘human error’ caused Chicago Metra delays

By Jake Griffin, Chicago Daily Herald; March 1, 2019 Amtrak officials blamed “human error” for a massive system failure Thursday…

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South Shore, Chicago Metra firm up partnership through 2024

By Andrew Steele, Kokomo Perspective.com; February 27, 2019 CHESTERTON — Terms of the track-usage and service partnership between the South Shore…

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Opinion: Chicago Union Station’s Great Hall looks better than ever, so why are commuters fuming?

By Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune; February 25, 2019 It’s easy to understand why Metra commuters who endure the dismal conditions…

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Chicago Metra buying refurbished locomotives to save money

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; February 20, 2019 Metra leaders agreed Wednesday to spend $71 million on 15 refurbished…

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Chicago Metra seeking $5 billion from state to modernize ‘oldest passenger fleet in the country’

By Shannon Halligan, WGN 9; February 14, 2019 CHICAGO — Metra’s passenger cars are the oldest in the nation, and after…

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