| Jun 23, 2013
Metra's board spent about 10 months screening 40 candidates during a nationwide search before selecting Los Angeles native Alex Clifford to be the commuter rail agency's CEO in February 2011.
On Friday, after several months of closed-door negotiations...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:23 PM
State lawmakers met for the second time this week to talk about issues surrounding legislation that would allow people to carry guns outside the home, with much of the focus on today’s hearing about whether passengers should be allowed to bring guns...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a message Monday for CTA riders upset about upcoming fare hikes: they’re not really fare increases, public transit remains a bargain and commuters can “make that choice” about whether to drive or take buses and...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked ™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: Your posse, like every good posse, needs a "no" person — a man or woman deputized to speak skeptically...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:32 PM
The CTA is making headway against an absenteeism problem that costs tens of millions of dollars a year, transit officials said Tuesday, pointing to the work ethic of employees like Jarouen Ellis as part of the long-term solution.
Ellis, a CTA bus driver...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Just months after assuring riders that the CTA had financially steadied the ship for years to come, the transit agency reported Wednesday that it is sailing into a $10.1 million deficit for 2013 that could grow even larger by year's end.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:28 PM
CTA officials say the Red Line reconstruction is on budget and on schedule to be done by October, but they had little information Tuesday about the cost of special CTA service or how ridership has been affected by shutting down the southern part of the...
| 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...
| 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...