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  • CTA to modernize Orange, Brown line rail cars

    CTA to modernize Orange, Brown line rail cars
    Starting this spring, Orange and Brown Line riders may notice their trains have new electronic signs, better air conditioning and a smoother feel, the CTA said. The transit agency next month will begin large-scale fixes of its 3200-series rail cars that...
  • Chicago Millennials drive less, but not as much as you think

    Chicago Millennials drive less, but not as much as you think
    When Noel Harvey moved from Roscoe Village to Avalon Park during the holidays, he had an extra jingle in his step. Harvey, 23, had been riding the CTA No. 50-Damen bus to commute to his sales job in North Center on the North Side, but he traded his...
  • CTA's vintage rail cars, old buses headed to scrap graveyard

    CTA's vintage rail cars, old buses headed to scrap graveyard
    Looks like the nostalgia has worn off. Last month, the CTA held a farewell celebration for its 2400-series rail cars built in the mid-1970s. The agency dolled up the rail cars with advertisements from that era and let passengers take one final...
  • CTA to test late-night Purple Line Express train

    CTA to test late-night Purple Line Express train
    After years of riders asking to extend Purple Line Express service beyond morning and evening rush hours, the CTA will be testing a late-night train this summer, the transit agency officials said this week. Expanding the hours for Purple Line trains...
  • $5 million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool

    $5 million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool
    And the Oscar for Man Riding Subway goes to…Bradley Cooper. Cooper, an Oscar nominee for his role in “American Sniper,” has been spotted by photographers multiple times on the New York subway in the past few months. Cooper, who is...
  • Long-awaited Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station opens

    Long-awaited Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station opens
    A roughly 2 1/2-mile gap in CTA rail service that lasted 38 years on the Near South Side was eliminated Sunday, when Green Line trains started making stops at a station on Cermak Road near State Street. The new $50 million Cermak-McCormick Place station...
  • Making it easier for thieves on the subway

    Providing new cellphone accommodations for CTA subway passengers is going to be like Christmas every day for the thieves who prey on electronic users. Nothing has been said about added security. — Darwin Spurling, Chicago
  • Few answers at Eisenhower Expressway hearing with Oak Park Village Board

    A skeptical crowd of Oak Park residents and village officials expressed concerns about the Eisenhower Expressway's possible expansion during a public meeting Monday with representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago...
  • Cops release images of man who used Taser to rob woman

    Cops release images of man who used Taser to rob woman
    Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who pulled a Taser on a woman and took her cellphone Friday in the city's South Loop neighborhood. About 2:30 p.m., the woman was transferring from the Red Line to the Green Line. At around...
  • New Green Line station opens on Near South Side

    New Green Line station opens on Near South Side
    CTA Green Line trains are starting to make stops at a new $50 million station serving McCormick Place and the Motor Row district on the Near South Side, officials said Sunday. The Cermak-McCormick Place station, at Cermak Road and State Street, is...
  • 7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013

    7 cyclists died in auto-bike collisions in Chicago last year, up from 3 in 2013
    Seven cyclists died in bike-automobile collisions on Chicago roads last year, up from three in 2013, according to data provided by the city's Department of Transportation.  An eighth cyclist died in Chicago after a collision with a CTA Brown Line train,...