Category: Transit

New Traffic Signals Headed To 3 Maywood Intersections On Madison St.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The intersection of Madison St. and 9th Ave. in Maywood, where a new left turn signal is slated to be installed. | Google Earth 

Driving on Madison Street in Maywood could get a lot easier now that the village’s Board of Trustees unanimously gave the green light for the installation of traffic lights with left turn signals at the intersections of 5th, 9th and 17th Avenues.

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Metra To Launch New Round-Trip Ticket, Will End Online Ticketing Program

Friday, May 11, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A Metra train in Chicago. | Photo courtesy of Metrarail.com.

Metra announced today it will introduce the “Round Trip Plus” pass in late summer, which will offer unlimited rides for 24 hours for the same price as a round-trip ticket. Customers will be able to purchase these tickets through the Ventra mobile application.

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1st Ave. Railroad Crossing To Close 8 Weeks For Construction Starting April 16

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The First Avenue railroad crossing in Maywood will be closed for eight weeks, depending on weather, starting April 16, so that workers can install a third rail line and perform utility and grading work, according to a March 23 statement by released by Union Pacific.

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Maywood Mayor Wants Donuts, Coffee Served Inside Metra Station

Thursday, March 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon and Metra Executive Director Don Orsino after a grand opening for the new Metra station last summer. | File 

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins said that she’d like to see a vendor serving coffee and donuts to commuters inside of the village’s new Metra train depot, at the corner of Main St. and 5th Ave. in Maywood.

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Pace Mulls High-Tech, Rapid Transit Bus Line On Harlem Avenue

Thursday, March 15, 2018 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Pace bus 318 drives northbound on Harlem Avenue in Oak Park. Will buses soon control traffic signals? | ALEXA ROGALS/Wednesday Journal 

Imagine a bus line on Harlem Avenue from North Avenue to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, where service was so fast and frequent that you never had to consult a schedule, where you could get real time service information on a screen at a fully accessible bus stop and where you traveled on buses offering free WiFi and charging ports, so you could be productive during your commute.

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New Security Cameras, Lighting Planned For Forest Park CTA Station

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The boarding deck at the Forest Park Transit Center. | Wikipedia 

New surveillance cameras will soon be added to Chicago Transit Authority stops in Forest Park, Oak Park and Austin, as part of the CTA’s “Safe and Secure” program, a $33 million effort announced Feb. 27 that aims to increase rider safety by installing and upgrading security cameras, lights and adding video monitoring to stations, CTA spokesman Jon Kaplan confirmed in an email to the Forest Park Review.secur

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Maywood Embarks On $65K Upgrade Of Metra Station Area Plan

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A screenshot of the 2004 Transit Oriented Development plan, which RTA and Maywood officials will update starting this year. 

Last month, the Maywood Board of Trustees authorized a technical assistance agreement with the Regional Transportation Authority, which will start the process of updating a 13-year-old Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan for the area within walking distance of the Maywood Metra Station, located on 5th Ave. and Main St.

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