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  • Cheapest Commute: Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, Ford Focus or a Train?

     
    Have you ever wondered how much it costs to commute in a plug-in car versus a hybrid or a gas-only model? After we published our exclusive comparison test among three different plug-in electric vehicles, many people asked us to test...
  • Comic art imitates life on the CTA

     Comic art imitates life on the CTA
    Riders on a CTA train are minding their own business when suddenly an emergency evacuation door connecting the rail cars bursts open and a man menacingly appears. "So," he says to three shocked passengers who are seated near the door, "now that I've...

    Unraveling the hidden secrets of Chicago's Pedway

    Unraveling the hidden secrets of Chicago's Pedway
    For years, I was mostly proud of my Chicago living skills. I have Lower Wacker Drive down pat. I know of several spots near cultural or shopping venues where you can park on the street for free. And no, I will not share. But there is one crucial...

    Dear new CTA president: Welcome, and watch your step, please

    Dear new CTA president: Welcome, and watch your step, please
    An open letter to Dorval Carter Jr., incoming president of the Chicago Transit Authority, offering a few ideas about how to build the CTA into a world-class transit system. May 11, 2015 Dear Dorval, While reporting on transportation for the Tribune,...

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A series of add-...