| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Seven of the most shabby, leaky and all-around deplorable rail stations on the CTA Red Line north branch are in store for a “$57.4 million face lift’’ starting this summer and running through early next year, under a contract the CTA...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Once meant for public trains and buses, the untouched heaters, rod ends and spools of copper wire have instead collected dust for years at the Chicago Transit Authority's main warehouse.
But a cleanup is under way.
As part of the initiative to cut costs...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he'll use an expected haul of $8.5 million from “deadbeats and cheaters” who owe City Hall money to pay for more police and summer programs for children.
Chicago has collected $5.2 million in outstanding debt...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today that he says will allow the city to more efficiently clean and repair Chicago Transit Authority train stations.
Teams of city workers and private contractors will work together, moving from station to station...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:43 AM
The Chicago Transit Authority has started installing electronic signs at bus shelters to inform riders when the next bus will arrive.
The CTA hopes to have the LED signs in place at 150 of the busiest bus shelters by March. The work is being done under a...
| Oct 4, 2011
The odds of experiencing a bad commute on the CTA are greater on Mondays and Fridays and during the run-up to rush periods, all because of canceled buses and trains, a Tribune examination of performance data has found.
The worst month for canceled runs...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:37 PM
The culprit isn’t always a horrible traffic jam when CTA customers wait 45 minutes for the next bus to arrive.
Such gaps in service are often due to an individual bus run, or even two runs in a row, being cancelled.
The No. 1 reason behind...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:08 PM
North Siders, pack that app up.
Riders on the North Side may not have to rely on CTA tracking apps, thanks to new electronic signs that display bus arrival information.
Mayor Emanuel announced last week that the CTA plans to set up 400 electronic Bus...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:33 PM
CTA president Forrest Claypool attempted to prepare transit riders on Tuesday for seemingly unavoidable fare increases and service cuts as early as JanuaryÖ by explaining the roots of a financial crisis that has culminated in a near-record budget...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 3:51 PM
This story contains corrected material, published Oct. 18, 2011.
The CTA's five-year journey to purchase new trains rounded a big curve Thursday when the transit agency's board approved a financing strategy to acquire 300 rail cars.
Some minor bugs...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 12:47 PM
With potential CTA fare hikes and service cuts looming for 2012, Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared at a North Side train station today to tout the installation of extra security cameras he said have made platforms safer.
Standing at the CTA Red Line Loyola...