| Jun 27, 2015
| 4:17 AM
The Chicago Pedway, it turns out, is not just a pedestrian walkway system, but a subject of extreme fascination.
All manner of emotions poured forth in response to last week's column about the Chicago Pedway and my discovery of a secret passageway...
| Jun 22, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The 119-year-old Loop "L" station house at Madison Street and Wabash Avenue, a Chicago icon to some but a dilapidated eyesore to others, will begin to be taken down this week.
It will be an extra-careful demolition process that is expected to continue...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Blue Line service resumes Monday at the CTA's Damen stop in Wicker Park after a $13.6 million station restoration that, viewed from the brick building's exterior, provides the most accurate depiction to date of what commuters first saw 119 years ago,...
| May 10, 2015
| 3:08 PM
An open letter to Dorval Carter Jr., incoming president of the Chicago Transit Authority, offering a few ideas about how to build the CTA into a world-class transit system.
May 11, 2015
While reporting on transportation for the Tribune,...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Given a choice, a transit agency would rather deal with the challenges of ridership growth than a decline, and the Chicago Transit Authority faces the mixed blessing of both — with the added threat of $105 million in state funding cuts to the CTA...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 6:13 PM
The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A series of add-...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 5:54 PM
The CTA is again readjusting its sights before spending roughly $2 billion on a new generation of rail cars, aiming to hit the bull's-eye with the first train order during the Emanuel administration, transit officials said.
The additional delay comes as...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Back in the Big '80s – way, way back, at this point in history – I was a daily rider on the CTA and would join the other regulars in rolling my eyes when an amateur wandered into our world.
These random riders would try to wave down speeding...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 4:26 PM
Riders offer their unique perspectives on what alarms them about the Chicago Transit Authority.
Q: I have noticed an alarming trend aboard the CTA's Red Line of late. More and more train drivers give directions something like "Let the passengers...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 10:00 PM
A long-awaited project designed to more than double the 3-mph average speed of CTA buses traveling across the middle of downtown will be called Loop Link, and construction of bus-only lanes and rapid transit-style boarding stations is set to begin in...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:52 PM
Four of 11 Chicago and Cook County employee pension funds have signed on to a plan pushed by City Treasurer Kurt Summers to jointly bargain money manager fees.
Summers cites an example, first reported in Crain's, where an investment company owned by a...