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Margaret Hunn has been a bus driver for Palatine Community Consolidated School District 15 for more than 23 years and was crushed to learn she and other drivers could lose their jobs if transportation is outsourced to save money and for other concerns....
Hours before the House was scheduled to debate a proposed increase in gas taxes supported by Gov. Martin O'Malley, Republicans lawmakers excoriated the plan Wednesday as a $2 billion drain on taxpayers' wallets over the next six years. House Republicans...
As a New Yorker who grew up riding subways, I'm all for mass transit. But the proposed Wave electric streetcar in downtown Fort Lauderdale sounds more like a massive boondoggle: A light rail loop that will go virtually nowhere and carry almost nobody,...
Sun Sentinel ColumnistHey, good news. The price of a looming boondogle seems to have gone down. The Wave, a downtown Fort Lauderdale electric streetcar/light rail loop, was pegged to cost $150 million when I wrote a column lampooning it in 2008. Now, almost five years later,...
FrameworkI make a big deal out of being a car-less Angeleno and believe that, in a city where everyone drives, the only way to discover the city is to get out and walk. This holds doubly true for photography — it's hard to make images while you're cruising...
FORT LAUDERDALE In a few years, downtown drivers should be able to park their cars and ride the rails instead. Broward County on Tuesday gave final approval to run "The Wave," a $142 million electric streetcar system that initially will travel a small...
Where you dine before or after the Big Ten tournament games depends on what time your team's game starts. If your team is playing at 11 a.m. (as Illinois and Minnesota do on Thursday, the winner playing Indiana at 11 a.m. Friday), you'll need a...
Business & Pleasure of Sports | Sun Sentinel blogsFor anyone arranging a group outing to a Miami Heat game, getting the gang to the arena just became easier via a bus service operated by Fox Sports Florida. The Heat Fan Express, which debuted earlier this month, carries......
Republicans in the House of Delegates denied Tuesday that there is any need to raise taxes on gasoline to pay for the state's transportation needs, contending the state should instead cut the share of its spending that goes to mass transit and stop...
Commuting is a big part of the day for the American worker. According to Thomas Tiemann, the Jefferson Pilot professor of economics at Elon University, we're changing how we get to work in the 21st century. Tiemann, who co-authored a study published...
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Change of SubjectOur story The CTA, Metra and Pace are urging the General Assembly to prohibit firearms on mass transit if a "concealed carry" bill is brought up for a vote this year. The transit agencies said they have "significant concerns that......
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