WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Public Radio reports that as flights all over Europe were canceled due to the Icelandic volcano eruptions, many travelers hopped onboard the many available rail options. To listen to the story, click here.
The $554 million order will nearly triple the fleet from its current 62 cars, adding needed capacity as rail begins to extend north, south and east as part of the Sound Transit 2 package.
The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.
Metra police issued more than 200 citations to motorists and pedestrians who failed to obey railroad gates and signals or trespassed on railroad property.
The extension will improve access to employment hubs and numerous educational and medical facilities north of downtown, making it easier for people to travel throughout the city.
The streetcar’s early arrival marks the second early delivery by Brookville this year. Two option vehicles were delivered to Dallas Area Rapid Transit six months ahead of contractual delivery this summer.
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