| 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,...
| 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....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:59 AM
The CTA, which is hiking the price of fare passes by as much as 74 percent in 2013, is offering a New Year's Eve toast to riders by giving free rides for six hours starting late tonight.
MillerCoors is the first corporate sponsor of the annual CTA penny...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:07 PM
After rejecting the tearful pleas and angry demands of CTA bus riders to restore routes that were slashed this week, the transit agency’s board on Tuesday approved a big break for commuters who work at O’Hare International Airport.
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Concerns raised over how the CTA will pay off debt service on up to $1 billion in bonds delayed approval on Wednesday of the RTA 2013 budget for the CTA, Metra and Pace.
The issue arose at the last minute over language in the CTA's five-year capital...
| Dec 26, 2012
The CTA is winding down its program to clean and repair stations across the system—but it's not exactly a clean sweep.
When CTA president Forrest Claypool and Mayor Emanuel announced the Renew Crew program in September 2011, Claypool promised...
| Dec 10, 2012
If you are a CTA or Metra rider who is miffed about paying more to ride buses and trains next year, those higher fares represent only one relatively minor worry for Chicago-area transit customers, according to a new study by DePaul University.
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The second CTA fare hike in five years and a controversial plan that eliminates at least a dozen bus routes to free up money to add service on more crowded buses and trains were the focus of a public hearing Monday night on the CTA’s proposed 2013...
| Dec 17, 2012
"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work." — Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912)
Those inspired words by the architect who created urban...