The pretax benefit for commuters who ride trains and buses will increase to $255 a month next year and be permanently on par with the tax break for people who drive to work and pay to park their cars, under legislation passed by Congress on Friday and sent to the White House.
City officials offered more details Monday on a nighttime plan to spread out jet noise from O'Hare International Airport , but Chicago-area residents who attended the presentation reacted with deep skepticism.
Internal CTA emails obtained by the Tribune reveal a workplace culture often blatantly demeaning to women, including a high-level official engaged in alleged sexual harassment of female employees and other misconduct.
A cease-fire is emerging between mass transit and an array of "sharing services'' in Chicago, a striking change from when public officials searching for solutions to traffic gridlock generally bowed to a simplistic formula advocated by the transit agencies:
A New York-to-Chicago flight takes up to an hour longer than it did in the 1990s, according to a new study that concluded the airlines are padding their schedules more than ever as they try to counter worsening congestion, bolster shaky on-time rates and appease better-informed passengers.
For an additional $10 a day above the standard rates, reserved parking will be available starting Tuesday to travelers using the garages at Chicago's two airports, O'Hare and Midway, city officials said Monday.
More than 45,000 people will be adversely affected by jet noise if the runway expansion project at O'Hare International Airport is completed, according to a new analysis released Thursday that said Chicago and the Federal Aviation Administration severely understated how many residents would be significantly disturbed.
Flights to Chicago were arriving more than an hour late on average at O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday because of strong crosswinds that prevented the use of the airfield's five east-west parallel runways, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.
Over 2 hours since touchdown. We reached a gate at United about 30 mins. ago, and the skybridge was frozen. Now thay will tow the plane to another gate.
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Focuses on transportation issues in the Chicago region.
A Chicago Tribune staffer since 1979; co-led a team of journalists that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 2001 based on the "Gateway to Gridlock'' series about the challenges facing commercial aviation.
Proud father of a son who is an airline pilot.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Journalism/social psychology, 1974 - 1978
Reports about planes, trains, mass transit, roads, commuter bicycling and walking and how all of it affects you.