| 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...
| 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...
| 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......
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:52 AM
More than 60 non-union CTA employees could lose their jobs before Thanksgiving under a staffing reorganization approved Wednesday that is aimed at saving $13 million annually, officials said.
The cutbacks were announced as the CTA wrestles with ways...