| 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 12, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Authorities are looking for three suspects who harassed a man on the CTA Blue Line in an incident captured on video.
Two males appear to assault an older man on the train near the Racine stop in the video, which has been shared and viewed thousands of...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 2:26 PM
A $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress completed action on over the weekend will provide funding to keep Chicago-area mass transit and roadway projects moving forward, as well as expand pedestrian and bicycle safety programs, transportation officials...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce will be giving away 100 Lakeview store gift cards loaded with $5 at the Southport and Paulina Brown Line stops Wednesday and Thursday.
The chamber will be distributing the gift cards at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:52 PM
There will be no need to get behind the steering wheel after tipping back drinks at a new Bin 36 restaurant that is set to open in the CTA headquarters building next spring, under a lease approved Wednesday.
A total of eight new concession leases were...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:42 PM
A South Shore man has been charged in connection with a Thursday shooting of a CTA train that Chicago's top cop dubbed "bizarre."
Lorenzo Jones, 25, is facing several felonies after police said he fired an assault rifle several times at a CTA Blue...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:24 AM
A second man has been charged with robbing four people on a CTA Orange Line train this summer, authorities said.
Robert Weaver, 47, of the 5000 block of South May Street, has been charged with three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm,...