| 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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Commuters on the Red Line's north branch will notice a new splash of color at seven stations by the end of the year.
The CTA on Tuesday revealed renderings of the artwork during an event at the Granville station. The agency chose seven artists to...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:09 PM
If 706 rail cars with center-facing seats are 706 too many for some CTA riders who hate being squeezed from both sides and having their view of the city replaced by the paunch of standing passengers, well, 714 of the same cars doesn’t have any...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The CTA is receiving strong and enthusiastic feedback from the private sector about investing in two mega-projects along the Red and Purple lines that the transit agency could not afford to undertake on its own for many years, CTA President Forrest...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Humboldt Park company Freedman Seating will be producing seats for the CTA's upcoming order of more than 300 buses, Mayor Emanuel and CTA president Forrest Claypool announced Wednesday.
The fabric-covered seats are expected to be lighter in weight...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:51 PM
No final designs have been unveiled, but some already are raising concerns about potential options for express bus service along Ashland and Western avenues.
The CTA is evaluating four designs that could remove car traveling lanes, parking lanes, center...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Why is my bus bunching? Why is my train running express? What is this equipment problem?
The CTA is addressing questions like these in a new post on its Web site called "Why things go wrong." The post, which went live on transitchicago.com Tuesday,...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The CTA will waive a $5 fee for customers who obtain the new Ventra transit card in 2013 and it also will eliminate or reduce some of the controversial service charges related to the optional Ventra debit MasterCard account, officials said Friday.
| May 20, 2013
Marie Drake was already displeased Sunday morning when she boarded a free shuttle bus near the 63rd Street Red Line station. The Chicago Transit Authority, she said, hadn’t done enough to explain the five-month shutdown of the Red Line’s Dan...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Commuting on the South Side changed fundamentally Monday. Yet at the same time, nothing changed.
CTA Red Line trains were absent from the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway for the first weekday since the south branch opened almost 44 years ago, except...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 11:50 AM
The CTA board on Friday approved the installation of 50 digital signs displaying bus and train tracking information outside rail stations across the system.
The panels are expected to be installed this summer to the tune of $2.6 million, the CTA said....