| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:49 AM
Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget would trim nearly $128 million from Chicago-area transit agencies, while increasing funding by a similar amount for road construction.
The Republican's proposal says the reduction would amount to 4.4 percent of the...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:58 AM
To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up.
The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains.
The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:04 AM
For the first time in three years, serious crimes on the CTA—including thefts and robberies—declined, the transit agency and Mayor Emanuel announced in a news release Tuesday, just one week before the mayoral election.
There were 2,021...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:03 PM
The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change.
After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:07 PM
A good city is like a good omelet. While the fillings matter, what really counts are the eggs that hold everything together.
I kept thinking of omelets last week as I walked the dull, nearly empty sidewalks around McCormick Place, the nation's largest...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:19 AM
The CTA tends to draw more trolls on Twitter than other major public transit systems possibly because the agency doesn't regularly respond to rider comments, which is key in tamping down critics on social media, according to a new university study that...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 11:53 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:31 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 6:33 AM
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...