Commuters disembark a Metra train recently at Calumet Station. If a rail shutdown occurs, commuters would be forced to use the Chicago area's already congested highways to get to work. (Photo by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle)
Metra and other railways are considering a shutdown of service at the end of the year if Congress does not extend the deadline for implementing the Positive Train Control system, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday.
Railroads say they will not be able to meet the deadline for implementing . . .
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