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  • 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...
  • Police seek suspects seen assaulting man on CTA in viral video

    Police seek suspects seen assaulting man on CTA in viral video
    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...
  • Chicago mass transit projects stay on track in federal spending bill

     Chicago mass transit projects stay on track in federal spending bill
    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...
  • Lakeview group giving away gift cards at CTA stops

    Lakeview group giving away gift cards at CTA stops
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bin 36 to open at CTA headquarters

     Bin 36 to open at CTA headquarters
    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...
  • Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train

    Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train
    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...
  • Second man charged in Orange Line train robbery in July

    Second man charged in Orange Line train robbery in July
    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,...