| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Even before his first day on the job in spring 2011, CTA President Forrest Claypool said his top priority was to clean up the transit agency, in large part by sweeping out rule-breakers and employees who failed to regularly show up for work.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Here's an idea for next week's Chicago Ideas Week: Try to create a Chicago transit card with modern conveniences.
Chicago is fast becoming known as a digital entrepreneurial hub, a place where big thinkers come to push the edges of technology.
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Love is patient—unless it is waiting for a CTA bus. Just ask Crystal Carrazco.
Carrazco, 22, used to take the No. 9-Ashland bus from her Ukrainian Village home to catch the No. 73-Armitage bus to her boyfriend’s place in Hermosa on the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:07 PM
CTA president Forrest Claypool said Wednesday the agency has no plans to restore a controversial 2012 cut of Lincoln Avenue bus service despite a North Side alderman's push to have service reinstated.
"We have no plans to change our previous crowding...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The public should play a part in deciding how the CTA will compensate property owners in the path of the future Red Line south extension, South Side religious leaders said Wednesday, a proposal transit agency officials said isn’t viable because of...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:32 AM
As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains.
I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
CTA efforts to reverse declining bus ridership are not being helped by the Regional Transportation Authority, which is holding back money related to the installation of special traffic signals that give buses green-light priority over other vehicles,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Update: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Chicago on Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announce the grant.
The CTA will receive a $35 million grant as the initial federal seed money for the $4.7 billion reconstruction of the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:40 AM
An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks, but it marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year that transit officials on Friday attributed to a new safety campaign.
A year before the CTA "Stay off the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:25 AM
An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks — but that marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year, transit officials said Friday. They attribute the decrease to a new safety campaign.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....