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Tag Archives: Metra
When Mayor Richard J. Daley opened the new el line in the Dan Ryan Expressway median in September 1969, he promised the 95th station wouldn’t be the end of the line for long. The line would soon reach all the … Continue reading
We take a step back today to attempt a look at the big picture. And our guide is Daniel Kay Hertz, proprietor of the City Notes blog. What are the big problems facing Chicago to which we’re not paying attention? … Continue reading
Has Rahm Emanuel distinguished himself as the Transportation Mayor? Has he shown he knows how to shake money out of the Washington money trees? “He has,” says Tribune Getting Around transportation reporter Jon Hikevitch, “But he’s been fortunate, too. … Continue reading
Marty Oberman didn’t know much about railroads before Mayor Emanuel asked him to serve on the Metra Board. But he was undaunted. “I’m a professional question asker,” he says, referring to his training as an attorney. “I’ve asked a … Continue reading
Did Pat Quinn do the right thing by withholding paychecks for Illinois legislators until they pass pension reform? Neither Chris Robling, a Republican strategist/commentator, nor Dave Lundy, a Democratic strategic/commentator, think he did. It sets too ugly a precedent … Continue reading
If you’re a Metra rider and you think service quality has been declining , you’re not wrong. That’s the view of the Tribune’s transportation writer Jon Hilkevitch, who sat down with us for a one-on-one interview this week – and … Continue reading