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Offering a Wall for Graffiti

Here’s a story about how a city counterintuitively addressed its graffiti problem by offering a place to do graffiti.

Jeremy Fox writes at the Boston Globe… 293 more words

Metra Board Approves Fare Hikes For 2015

(CBS) – You probably saw them coming, like a train heading down the tracks: Metra fare increases.

The commuter rail agency’s board on Friday approved plans for a fare increase that takes effect in February. 120 more words


Arvada Breaks Ground On RTD Transit Hub

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) - Officials broke ground on Thursday on the RTD transit hub in Arvada’s Olde Town district.

The transit hub — located just east of the city’s water tower — will serve the gold commuter rail line. 84 more words


Lawrence Girl Struck And Killed By Commuter Rail Train Identified

LAWRENCE (CBS) – A girl killed when she was struck by a Commuter Rail train on Friday in Lawrence was identified on Saturday.

The Essex District Attorney’s office said on Saturday morning that Jenaira Fuentes, 13, of Lawrence was killed Friday just after 4 p.m. 80 more words


13-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By Commuter Rail Train

LAWRENCE (CBS) — A 13-year-old girl was struck and killed by a Commuter Rail train in Lawrence Friday afternoon, transit police said.

Police responded to the area of Inman Street, where the girl was hit by an outbound Western Route Haverhill Line train at 4:11 p.m. 88 more words


Envisioning an Ambitious Future Metra

Chicago’s antiquated commuter rail system has been in the news a lot lately, from its long-running patronage scandal that included the suicide (by one of his own trains) of one CEO… 2,143 more words


Creatures of the Lowell Line: Superheroes

What is this guy’s superpower you ask?  Invisibility? Clearly not.  X-Ray vision? Unlikely.  The ability to break up “six….ahhhh, actually seven” fights at Saturday’s Fleetwood Mac concert?  254 more words