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Travel & Public Transit

RTA identifies costs, potential funding strategies for Metra service improvements

May 20, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently completed a study of potential service improvements along Metra’s North Central Service (NCS) line and the feasibility of various funding mechanisms to support those improvements. The RTA partnered with the Village of Mundelein, the […]


Pace to add 75 clean-diesel New Flyer buses

August 13, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

New Flyer of America Inc. announced a new contract for 75 clean-diesel, 40-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses for Chicago’s Pace Suburban Bus. The new fleet will replace older buses currently in operation, while growing Pace’s service footprint to support its […]

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Metra adds state funding for 2 new rail stations

April 18, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago’s Metra added funding for two new stations in Chicago to its capital program after the state of Illinois said it would release the money for the long-awaited projects. The stations will be built at Auburn Park near 79th Street […]

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Chicago Transit Launches New Intersection Content Platform

March 14, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Intersection, a smart cities technology and media company, announced the launch of IxNConnect, a new content platform that helps transit agencies better communicate with their customers, enhance the rider experience, and maximize revenue with adjacent advertising. IxNConnect allows transit agencies […]

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Chicago Transit launches ‘Safe and Secure’ program to improve safety

March 1, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter Jr. announced the new “Safe and Secure” program, a multi-faceted effort to increase safety across the CTA system and provide a more secure, comfortable traveling experience. “In Chicago […]

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Metra looks to purchase 21 used locomotives

February 22, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago’s Metra board of directors approved the purchase up to 21 used F59PHI locomotives for $1.3 million each, allowing Metra to quickly supplement its locomotive fleet while continuing a longer-term procurement of additional, new, or remanufactured locomotives. The F59PHIs, which […]


Biking in chicago is faster than public transportation, Uber, study finds

December 14, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily

It is often faster to ride a bicycle through Chicago than to take an Uber or public transportation, find researchers at DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. In a new study, “Policies for Pedaling,” researchers track the relative speed […]