| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:06 PM
The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday.
At the same time, the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Now departing: Disposable CTA cards.
This is the final weekend the CTA will accept disposable magnetic cards to pay for rides. Starting July 1, the agency will allow only Ventra, some personal bank cards, certain phones and cash (on buses) for fare...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Old transit fare cards won’t buy rides on the CTA and Pace starting today with the completion of a sometimes grueling 10-month transition to the new Ventra fare-collection system.
Starting Tuesday, bus customers will be required to pay fares...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Whether you call it an “e-cig,’’ a personal vaporizer or an electronic nicotine delivery system, the battery-powered device is now officially banned on all CTA property — no ifs, ands or butts.
The CTA board on Wednesday passed...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:56 AM
The CTA is making progress cracking down on strollers that take up space in priority seating on buses, CTA president Forrest Claypool said today.
Stroller complaints were down 60 percent in the six months after the CTA introduced an information campaign...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| May 26, 2014
| 1:00 PM
If you were given an unlimited-use Ventra card for free, how often would you ride the CTA?
If you're CTA board chairman Terry Peterson, the answer would be 17 times in eight months. If you're veteran CTA board member Alejandro Silva, it would be five...
| May 16, 2014
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Mayor Emanuel and the CTA on Tuesday heralded a nearly 22 percent decrease in thefts and robberies on the CTA, the most common crimes reported on the system.
The announcement comes just days after Chicago police announced charges in the July 16 armed...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Chicago labor and community groups on Monday called on the Chicago Transit Authority to require bidders on future rail car manufacturing contracts to submit detailed plans for creating local jobs.
In a letter to CTA president Forrest Claypool, leaders...