| Aug 8, 2012
| 6:37 PM
Negotiations aimed at reaching agreement on a new CTA labor contract aren't going smoothly, and it's largely because the bus drivers union is now headed by outsiders, CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday.
The CTA union representing more than 5,...
| Aug 20, 2012
CTA planning manager Joe Iacobucci is the first to acknowledge at the transit agency that "if you ask the average person in Chicago what BRT is, you get a blank look."
BRT, or bus rapid transit, is Iacobucci's special project. He hopes to transform those...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Some riders find taking a CTA train just a few stops to work every day a challenge because of slow zones and crowds. Imagine taking the train to 145 stops in one day.
Last week, Going Public did just that by completing the "L" Challenge--consecutively...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Some Red Line riders on the North Side will soon be faced with longer trips to their trains thanks to rolling closures at seven stations on the north end of the CTA's busiest line. Those stations are targeted for repairs and upgrades that will stretch...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:59 AM
The CTA will receive a cash infusion of at least a half-million dollars a year that won't come from the farebox, and some of it will be paid by customers who are hit by fees from the new Ventra prepaid debit card.
The transit agency's Ventra fare system...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The CTA is proposing creating a second terminal to connect to the 95th Street Red Line stop.
The agency has proposed building a new terminal south of 95th Street that would connect to the current stop by a pedestrian bridge across 95th Street.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:17 AM
CTA President Forrest Claypool on Wednesday called a proposed cost increase for single-ride rail tickets "a voluntary payment."
The CTA is proposing hiking the cost of single-ride train tickets from $2.25 to $3 when the agency rolls out its Ventra...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Michael Russell, 38, was serving a prison sentence for selling crack-cocaine when he got a break in 2010: He started working at the CTA through a work-release program.
Russell, who lives in Auburn Gresham after being released from prison last year,...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Attention south Red Line riders: CTA officials issued a reminder today that there are just 87 days left of normal service before you will need to make alternate plans for five months.
On May 19, the CTA is planning to cut service to the nine southern-...
| 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...
| 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...