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  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • Bears Brain Teaser: San Francisco edition

    Bears Brain Teaser: San Francisco edition
    Welcome to Bears Brain Teasers 2014, where we challenge skills you thought were useless once you left elementary school. The Bears-San Francisco rivalry has been one-sided of late. But let's have a little race, shall we? A San Francisco cable car...
  • Uniformed guards to patrol CTA parking lots daily

    Uniformed guards to patrol CTA parking lots daily
    Uniformed security guards will patrol CTA parking lots more frequently, under a contract the CTA board approved Wednesday at its monthly meeting. CPS Chicago Parking, a Chicago-based parking management firm, will continue to operate the CTA's 14 Park-n-...
  • Loop Alliance offers ideas to spruce up Wabash

    Among the dozens of fanciful ideas suggested over the past year for how to transform Wabash Avenue into a more inviting corridor, Martin Stern, chairman of the Chicago Loop Alliance, joked that his favorite entailed putting a bump in the "L" tracks to...
  • CTA bus ridership down year-over-year for past 19 months

    CTA bus ridership down year-over-year for past 19 months
    Love is patient—unless it is waiting for a CTA bus. Just ask Crystal Carrazco. Carrazco, 22, used to take the No. 9-Ashland bus from her Ukrainian Village home to catch the No. 73-Armitage bus to her boyfriend’s place in Hermosa on the...
  • CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks

    CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks
    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks — but that marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year, transit officials said Friday. They attribute the decrease to a new safety campaign.   A year...
  • Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers

    Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers
    For many of the 120,000 rail passengers who pass through each day, Union Station is either a mystifying maze of ramps and escalators, or a perplexing funnel that forces them to navigate perilously narrow platforms. Commuting challenges include dodging...
  • Trespassing on CTA tracks dips 17 percent

    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks, but it marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year that transit officials on Friday attributed to a new safety campaign. A year before the CTA "Stay off the...
  • Lawsuit filed in last week's death of woman hit by CTA bus

    Lawsuit filed in last week's death of woman hit by CTA bus
    The husband of a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a CTA bus last weekend on the Southwest Side is suing the CTA and the bus driver. Roberto Sauseda, the husband of Celia Sauseda, 54, of the 4800 block of South Damen Avenue, filed a lawsuit Wednesday...
  • Hyde Park test driving free trolley service

    Hyde Park test driving free trolley service
    Hyde Park residents and visitors may soon get a new method of transportation and it doesn’t require a Ventra card—or any fare at all. Officials from the 53rd Street Special Service Area, which funds services and programs with local tax...
  • Woman fatally struck by CTA bus on Southwest Side

    Woman fatally struck by CTA bus on Southwest Side
    A woman was fatally struck by a CTA bus this morning on the Southwest Side, said police. The accident happened about 6:20 a.m. at 47th Street and Western Avenue in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood, according to the Chicago Police Department...