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  • CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA

    CTA president: Bid to speed up bus routes hindered by RTA
    CTA efforts to reverse declining bus ridership are not being helped by the Regional Transportation Authority, which is holding back money related to the installation of special traffic signals that give buses green-light priority over other vehicles,...
  • CTA narrows field for south Red Line route

     CTA narrows field for south Red Line route
    The route of the planned CTA Red Line extension on the Far South Side will run either immediately east or west of a freight railroad right of way, a decision that narrows five alternatives for the estimated $2.3 billion project down to two "desirable...
  • 8 injured in crash involving CTA bus on South Side

    8 injured in crash involving CTA bus on South Side
    At least eight people were injured late Saturday morning in an accident involving a CTA bus and a U-Haul truck on the South Side in the city's Chatham neighborhood. The accident happened about 11:15 a.m. at 79th Street and King Drive, according to...
  • Shooting near Bud Billiken Parade: 'I am tired of this'

    Shooting near Bud Billiken Parade: 'I am tired of this'
    Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling. Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in...
  • Damen, California Blue Line stops to close temporarily this fall

    Damen, California Blue Line stops to close temporarily this fall
    Some Blue Line riders may have to change their commute temporarily after Labor Day. The Damen and California Blue Line stops both will close for several weeks at different times in the fall for renovations, the CTA will announce Monday. The California...
  • Blue Line's Damen, California stations to close in September and October

    Blue Line's Damen, California stations to close in September and October
    The California station on the Blue Line's O'Hare branch will close for six weeks starting in September, followed by a nine-week shutdown of the Damen station to accommodate work on the almost half-billion-dollar renovation of the route, CTA officials said...
  • CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones

    CTA tackling two sections of Brown Line slow zones
    The CTA is taking more steps to speed travel on the Brown Line, where one-fifth of the route was considered a slow zone last month. The agency expects to award a $42 million contract Wednesday for track work to rid the Brown Line of slow zones between...
  • City seeks feedback for River North, Streeterville transit study

    The River North and Streeterville neighborhoods arguably have some of the best CTA services in all of Chicago. But there are holes in the tapestry, including the need for faster transit options from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center in...
  • Welcome to the neighborhood -- and behave

    Welcome to the neighborhood -- and behave
    Let's take a moment to praise the block club sign, an underappreciated art form in Chicago. Drive around the city and you'll see the signs, most often on the South and West sides, usually on a corner, standing like sentries and shields. Most follow...
  • Keep Montrose Beach family friendly

    Keep Montrose Beach family friendly
    Police broke up an illegal concert at Montrose Beach a few weekends ago, and suddenly there's talk of turning the parking lots into a bird sanctuary. That sounds like a fine idea — if you're a bird. If you're the driver of a minivan carrying two...
  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...