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  • City to break ground on Loop express bus system in March

    City to break ground on Loop express bus system in March
    After months of delays, the city will break ground next month on an express bus system in the Loop that is expected to reduce bus commute times and improve bus reliability, according to Mayor Emanuel’s office. With March only days away and on...
  • Jubilant Garcia ready for runoff against Emanuel

    Jubilant Garcia ready for runoff against Emanuel
    A jubilant Jesus “Chuy” Garcia greeted commuters Wednesday at the Merchandise Mart ‘L’ stop the morning after he garnered enough votes to force Mayor Rahm Emanuel to an April 7 runoff election. “We’re headed to...
  • Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support

    Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support
    Mayoral candidates were out Monday in 11th-hour bids to win over voters before Election Day. Chicago voters can cast in-person absentee ballots downtown Monday before conventional voting takes place Tuesday around the city in an election headlined by...
  • CTA to test late-night Purple Line Express train

    CTA to test late-night Purple Line Express train
    After years of riders asking to extend Purple Line Express service beyond morning and evening rush hours, the CTA will be testing a late-night train this summer, the transit agency officials said this week. Expanding the hours for Purple Line trains...
  • $5 million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool

    $5 million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool
    And the Oscar for Man Riding Subway goes to…Bradley Cooper. Cooper, an Oscar nominee for his role in “American Sniper,” has been spotted by photographers multiple times on the New York subway in the past few months. Cooper, who is...
  • Long-awaited Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station opens

    Long-awaited Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station opens
    A roughly 2 1/2-mile gap in CTA rail service that lasted 38 years on the Near South Side was eliminated Sunday, when Green Line trains started making stops at a station on Cermak Road near State Street. The new $50 million Cermak-McCormick Place station...
  • Making it easier for thieves on the subway

    Providing new cellphone accommodations for CTA subway passengers is going to be like Christmas every day for the thieves who prey on electronic users. Nothing has been said about added security. — Darwin Spurling, Chicago
  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Rauner proposes cuts to Chicago transit, more road funding

    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...
  • Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy

    Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy
    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...
  • CTA: Serious crimes down 26 percent

    CTA: Serious crimes down 26 percent
    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...