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Transportation

Blue Line construction between Western and Damen starts this weekend

O'Hare, Midway to get more customs, border agents

Transit Task Force co-chair: RTA is out of chances

The Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force issued its final recommendations Monday, including a plan to scotch the Regional Transportation Authority and consolidate the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, and Pace Suburban Bus Service into one “superagency.”

The recommendations will now go for consideration to Gov. Pat Quinn, who convened the panel, and the General Assembly. Task force members said that they were optimistic that the state Legislature, which created the RTA in the early 1970s, would adopt at least some of their recommendations.

Bloomingdale Trail: Bridge over Ashland removed ahead of schedule

Ethics, consolidation not only issues on Transit Task Force’s agenda

The Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force will release its final recommendations Monday for the Chicago-area transit system. The report is expected to address concerns beyond charges of Metra patronage hiring, which spurred Gov. Pat Quinn to convene the panel last summer, and look at issues like contracting for which the transit agencies often fail to coordinate their efforts.

Train driver worked 69 hours in seven days leading up to crash

O'Hare derailment video surfaces as operator admits she fell asleep

Worst city to park your car? Yep, it's Chicago

Ashland closes this weekend for Bloomingdale bridge work

NTSB: Chicago train not speeding before crash

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