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  • Could cheaper gas further fuel dip in mass transit ridership?

    Could cheaper gas further fuel dip in mass transit ridership?
    How can plummeting gas prices be a cause of concern for Chicago-area transit agencies and millions of riders? Start with fuel budgets for commuter trains and buses that were moving targets because they were being put together in the throes of a gas...
  • Red Line train briefly stopped by small fire on tracks

    Red Line train briefly stopped by small fire on tracks
    An inbound train on the CTA's Red Line was briefly stopped just south of Roosevelt Road and State Street on Tuesday morning because of a small rubbish fire on the tracks, officials said. The conductor smelled smoke shortly before 7:30 a.m. and alerted...
  • Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes

     Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes
    The Regional Transportation Authority should either be strengthened into a superagency to coordinate all Chicago-area transit service or be eliminated entirely, leaving the CTA, Metra and Pace to fend for themselves, according to a new report from a...
  • Brake problem causes delays on Brown, Purple lines

    Brake problem causes delays on Brown, Purple lines
    A brake problem on an inbound CTA train at the Chicago Avenue station caused brief delays on the Brown and Purple lines Monday morning, officials said. The brakes apparently stuck on a Brown Line train, according to Catherine Hosinski, a spokeswoman for...
  • Annual No Pants Subway Ride is Sunday

    Annual No Pants Subway Ride is Sunday
    Every year at about this time, Justin Hardesty of Edgewater dresses in a priest costume and hops on the CTA's Red Line at the Loyola stop in Rogers Park with dozens of other riders. Somewhere on the North Side, Hardesty typically drops his pants and...
  • TSA says Midway lines came after slow start, low staffing

    TSA says Midway lines came after slow start, low staffing
    Security lines that opened a half-hour after ticket counters and a lack of personnel during the first few hours of the day led to long waits Sunday for holiday travelers at Midway Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said this week....
  • McCormick Place Green Line opening delayed to early 2015: city

    McCormick Place Green Line opening delayed to early 2015: city
    CTA riders won't be getting a new Green Line stop for the holidays. The city has pushed back the targeted open date for the new Green Line stop by McCormick Place to early next year, said Pete Scales, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of...
  • Do those CTA heat lamps really make you feel warmer?

     Do those CTA heat lamps really make you feel warmer?
    It's a familiar winter scene: CTA train commuters, already braving cold and wind just to make it to their station, huddle beneath the orange-ish glow heat lamps as they await their train. But do those lamps actually make frosty riders any warmer? Each...
  • Cold, freight engine fire delay Metra commuters

    Cold, freight engine fire delay Metra commuters
    A freight locomotive on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line caught on fire Friday morning near Naperville, halting trains in the area, authorities said. Trains were moving again by 9 a.m., but the fire added to delays that began around 6:55 a.m.,...
  • Free rides for New Year's Eve, but CTA won't give refunds if you pay

     Free rides for New Year's Eve, but CTA won't give refunds if you pay
    It's no longer called a "penny ride." The CTA this year is changing the name of its annual six-hour tradition on New Year's Eve, which used to be known as the "Penny Rides" program. All rides on CTA buses and trains will be free starting at 10 p.m....
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...