| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:45 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:46 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:12 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:33 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:57 AM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:50 PM
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?
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:47 AM
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.,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:35 PM
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....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:07 PM
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...