Metra considering cameras at some crossings

March 21, 2014 3:42:19 PM PDT
Metra is considering red light cameras at some crossings to help prevent accidents.

The hope is that drivers and pedestrians wouldn't try to beat an oncoming train if they knew they could face a ticket and fine.

Friday Metra's board of directors approved an $8.1 million contract to build a pedestrian underpass and make other improvements at the Lombard station.

Work is expected to begin this spring.