| Jul 5, 2012
It's safe to say that nobody knows what to expect from this year's Taste of Chicago.
Stripped down to five days from its usual 10, the number of food vendors trimmed to 40 (compared with 59 in 2011) and separated from its traditional Fourth of July...
| Feb 14, 2012
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Chicago-area fans of the Stratford Festival in Canada have a new and vastly more convenient way to fly to the popular theatrical destination. On June 14, American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin non-stop service from...
| Aug 20, 2012
CTA planning manager Joe Iacobucci is the first to acknowledge at the transit agency that "if you ask the average person in Chicago what BRT is, you get a blank look."
BRT, or bus rapid transit, is Iacobucci's special project. He hopes to transform those...
| Oct 22, 2012
George Aye and Sara Cantor Aye want to help improve the experience of using mass transit in the Chicago area, and they are appealing for your participation.
The husband and wife team last year opened the Greater Good Studio, a Chicago firm that uses...
| Mar 4, 2013
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A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
| Feb 4, 2013
Savings have been kicked up another notch for participants in the commuter benefits program, which can put hundreds of dollars back in your pocket each year in connection with the costs to ride the CTA, Metra, Pace and the South Shore Line to work, or...
| Jun 10, 2013
Chicago's first two-way protected bike lanes have been in place for six months through the center of downtown on Dearborn Street, and the experience so far has led city officials to conclude that all cyclists really need to obey traffic laws are signals...
| May 27, 2013
Divvy, the new rental bicycle that Chicago's transportation chief predicts will become a popular "bike taxi" option for short trips, made its debut for test rides at Bike the Drive on Sunday.
The Divvy show-and-tell during the once-a-year morning...
| Dec 10, 2012
If you are a CTA or Metra rider who is miffed about paying more to ride buses and trains next year, those higher fares represent only one relatively minor worry for Chicago-area transit customers, according to a new study by DePaul University.
| Dec 3, 2012
A new commuter challenge might be just the ticket if you are driving to work nearly every day and see the pros increasingly outweighed by the cons.
Perhaps you, family and friends would break free from the routine that wastes time, gas and money in...
| Nov 26, 2012
Major events are circled on the Getting Around transportation calendar as 2012 crosses over into 2013, and the first big one is scheduled to take effect by Friday, when drivers flock back to Lower Wacker Drive.
The reopening of the complete stretch of...