| 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....
| May 7, 2014
| 5:14 PM
CTA officials on Wednesday credited new security cameras for starting 2014 with fewer robberies and thefts on its buses, trains and L platforms, a drop that also came as fewer riders took public transit during a bitter winter.
CTA president Forrest...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:19 PM
DuPage County Board chairman Dan Cronin told a business lunch crowd in Chicago on Tuesday that the CTA’s labor and employee pension costs are creating a huge drag on the entire region’s public transit system, although he offered no specific...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:32 PM
The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The CTA is hoping that a new deterrent will hit home with graffiti taggers who are thinking about leaving their mark on transit property.
The agency is taking vandalism and graffiti defendants — or in the case of minors, their parents or legal...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Facing scrutiny after a rookie subway driver admitted to authorities that she fell asleep at the controls before a high-speed crash last month, the Chicago Transit Authority said this week that it will impose limits on how many hours drivers can work...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:23 AM
After eliminating the charge to transfer to the Red Line in the Loop pedway, the CTA is seeing increased ridership at the Washington station.
The Blue Line stop saw a 13 percent jump in ridership, from 2.8 million entries in 2012 to nearly 3.2 million...