Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (Courtesy of Illinois Radio Network)

Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train Control

Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.


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Quinn: High Speed Rail Service Begins Today

Amtrak trains will top 100 mph on 15-mile stretch between St. Louis and Chicago.


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MetroLink Changes For This Weekend

10-15 minute delays expected Friday evening.


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