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  • Revelation of Chicago Pedway shortcut brings gratitude, more tips

    Revelation of Chicago Pedway shortcut brings gratitude, more tips
    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...
  • A final farewell to an old Loop railhouse

     A final farewell to an old Loop railhouse
    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...
  • What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ

     What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ
    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,...
  • Dear new CTA president: Welcome, and watch your step, please

    Dear new CTA president: Welcome, and watch your step, please
    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 Dear Dorval, While reporting on transportation for the Tribune,...
  • How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?

     How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?
    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...
  • Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    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-...
  • CTA rounding the curve slowly on next rail car purchase

     CTA rounding the curve slowly on next rail car purchase
    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...
  • Amateur rides Pace buses from Grayslake to Zion

    Amateur rides Pace buses from Grayslake to Zion
    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...
  • Riders call out CTA over train driver's grammar, glitch-induced free rides

     Riders call out CTA over train driver's grammar, glitch-induced free rides
    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...
  • CTA to double speed of some downtown buses that crawl at 3 mph

    CTA to double speed of some downtown buses that crawl at 3 mph
    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...
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers thinks he's got $50 million in pension savings

    City Treasurer Kurt Summers thinks he's got $50 million in pension savings
    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...