| 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...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 11:13 AM
No fare increases or service cuts are in store for CTA riders next year if the CTA can convince its unions to agree to millions of dollars in work rule changes and other concessions, the transit agency said today in presenting its 2012 proposed budget....
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel found common ground Thursday, talking up an additional $646 million in state funding for work on the CTA Red Line, the system’s busiest train route.
The money will be spent largely on rebuilding the tracks on...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 6:07 PM
With scarcely any discussion, the CTA board on Tuesday approved a $1.24 billion budget for 2012 that presumes no fare hikes, service cuts or employee layoffs based on management achieving unprecedented work-rule concessions from labor unions.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Surveillance cameras are now deployed at all 143 CTA rail stations to fight crime and give transit riders an added sense of security, officials announced Monday.
Almost 1,800 cameras were recently installed at 78 stations that previously did not have...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 9:41 AM
Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority on Tuesday filed the first of what are expected to be numerous lawsuits brought against other Illinois municipalities and businesses to halt a "tax avoidance kickback scheme'' that is allegedly diverting...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Some riders find taking a CTA train just a few stops to work every day a challenge because of slow zones and crowds. Imagine taking the train to 145 stops in one day.
Last week, Going Public did just that by completing the "L" Challenge--consecutively...
| Aug 22, 2012
The CTA plan that would reduce service on low ridership routes and add service on high ridership routes starting in December could speed rider commutes--if it's done right.
There's no question that there are some areas on the rail system that could use...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The second CTA fare hike in five years and a controversial plan that eliminates at least a dozen bus routes to free up money to add service on more crowded buses and trains were the focus of a public hearing Monday night on the CTA’s proposed 2013...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:07 PM
After rejecting the tearful pleas and angry demands of CTA bus riders to restore routes that were slashed this week, the transit agency’s board on Tuesday approved a big break for commuters who work at O’Hare International Airport.