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  • CTA unveils artwork for 8 Red Line South stations

    CTA unveils artwork for 8 Red Line South stations
    Indira Johnson shut her eyes and smiled as she recalled describing her vision for the perfect Red Line station mural: Something vibrant. Something inclusive of everyone frequenting the station. Something to anticipate when emerging from the stairwell....
  • CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route

    CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route
    Ever been on a bus and thought that you could walk faster because the bus appeared to stop every few feet to pick up riders? The CTA may be tackling this problem of too many stops on one of its most popular east-west routes. The CTA is proposing...
  • CTA completes switch to Ventra today

    CTA completes switch to Ventra today
    Old transit fare cards won’t buy rides on the CTA and Pace starting today with the completion of a sometimes grueling 10-month transition to the new Ventra fare-collection system. Starting Tuesday, bus customers will be required to pay fares...
  • CTA's Red Line art installations are poetry in motion

    I almost got arrested 15 years ago in Paris when I took pictures of poems on display in the Metro train system. The photo ban was for security reasons. I explained that I was a Chicagoan wanting to show pictures to city officials so that our CTA might...
  • Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park

    Lovers can lock up their commitment under CTA line in Oak Park
    A bit of Paris romance is coming to an elevated train underpass in Oak Park. Public workers hung a chain-link fence Monday along a sidewalk beneath the CTA Green Line at Oak Park Avenue, where couples will soon be able to hang a lock and throw away the...
  • Thousands expected at Soldier Field for World Cup viewing party

    Thousands expected at Soldier Field for World Cup viewing party
    Officials are expecting between 10,000 and 20,000 fans for a free viewing party today at Soldier Field of the World Cup elimination match between U.S. and Belgium. “It’s late in the day, at 3:00 p.m., and people are already taking the day...
  • Man mugged at Addison CTA station after multiple failed Ventra card attempts: prosecutors

    Man mugged at Addison CTA station after multiple failed Ventra card attempts: prosecutors
    A Chicago man was robbed of his wallet early Sunday morning at the Addison CTA station after he tried multiple times to swipe his Ventra card, which wouldn't work, according to county prosecutors. The 29 year-old man, who arrived at the Lakeview Red...
  • Woman wounded when gun goes off on CTA bus

    Woman wounded when gun goes off on CTA bus
    A woman was grazed in the leg while riding a CTA bus this morning when another passenger picked up an "unattended gun" from a seat and it went off, officials said. A man sitting across from the woman noticed the gun, only about 3 inches long, and picked...
  • Video catches CTA driver breaking up fight: 'We got a weapon here?'

    Video catches CTA driver breaking up fight: 'We got a weapon here?'
    The CTA driver walks briskly down the bus aisle, his voice calm and firm as he keeps saying, "Break it up, break it up." In a public transit system as large as Chicago’s, scuffles break out from time to time, and the first few seconds of the one...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • How to ride CTA amid Chicago Pride Parade

    How to ride CTA amid Chicago Pride Parade
    The CTA is implementing rules and additional service for the Chicago Pride Parade Sunday. Riders will not be permitted to bring bikes on trains Sunday, but bikes will still be allowed on buses. Buses are equipped to carry two bikes. Bikes are...