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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As Chicago Metra Rolls Out Positive Train Control, Riders Could Be Confused By Messages About Delays

By Vince Gerasole, CBS Chicago 2; February 1, 2019 CHICAGO (CBS) — Metra users are used to alerts after a…

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Chicago’s Frigid Cold Forces Crews to Set Railroad Tracks Ablaze to Keep Trains Moving

By Don Reisinger, Fortune Magazine; January 30, 2019 Chicago is cold. Like, really, really cold. And now crews have been…

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Major capital expenditures planned in older U.S. transit and commuter systems

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; January 22, 2019 There’s an enormous amount of money out there for contractors, vendors…

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Concrete pieces fall on tracks at Chicago Union Station, impacting Metra trains and injuring a man

From WLS Chicago 7 ABC; January 22, 2019 CHICAGO (WLS) — Several concrete pieces fell onto the tracks at Union…

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Glenview, Illinois Trustees Add Additional $105,000 Toward Railroad Fight

By Tom Robb, Journal & Topics; January 16, 2019 Glenview village trustees appropriated an additional $105,000 at Tuesday’s (Jan. 15)…

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Chicago: Man gets 3 years for punching Metra conductor after refusing to pay $8 fare

By Sun-Times Wire; Chicago Sun-Times; January 7, 2019 A man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for punching…

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Feds award PTC grants to Amtrak for the Southwest Chief route, Metra and New Jersey Transit

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 21, 2018 U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) yesterday announced $9.16 million in federal funding toward…

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U.S. transit agencies likely to step up use of public-private partnerships, industry execs say

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 2018 In spring 2018, a group of executives representing Fortune…

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Amtrak begins to spend windfall from Chicago Union Station deal

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; October 29, 2018 Congestion-weary commuters over the weekend got the first peek at what…

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Chicago Metra, business group to test new reverse-commute service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 10, 2018 Metra and an economic development corporation have agreed to work together on testing…

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Rail, government officials mark 75th Street Corridor project in Chicago

Editor’s Note from F.K. Plous, Corridor Capital’s Director of Communications: The CREATE program has kicked off the single most important…

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Illinois’ long romance with trains endures

By Marni Pyke, The Daily Herald, rrstar.com; September 20, 2018 Railroads made Chicago, stealing commerce from steamboat hubs like St.…

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Illinois Blocking Amtrak Expansion to Wisconsin

By Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee; September 12, 2018 Despite the fact that rush hour trains on the Amtrak Hiawatha Service…

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Hiawatha Expansion On Hold Until Local Concerns Addressed: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Lake Forest Patch; September 7, 2018 LAKE FOREST, IL — The proposed expansion of Amtrak’s Hiawatha…

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Amtrak station grab no slam dunk

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; August 24, 2018 Amtrak is on notice by the…

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