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  • CTA confiscates 200-plus U-Passes for fraud

    CTA confiscates 200-plus U-Passes for fraud
    Chicago college students caught giving or selling their discounted CTA cards to friends or strangers may end up losing the card and paying full fare until the next school year, the transit agency said Wednesday. Forrest Claypool, the CTA president, told...
  • Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter

    Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter
    Rachel Brusstar, 24, has only been riding the CTA for two years but she already knows how to sniff out a winter commuting phenomenon: The poop train car. Brusstar thought she hit the jackpot last year when she caught a Red Line train during rush hour...
  • CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides

    CTA cracks down on abuse of free, reduced-fare rides
    The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials announced Wednesday. Newly implemented rail station...
  • Sex offender in custody charged with second attempted assault

    Sex offender in custody charged with second attempted assault
    A registered sex offender already in custody for an attempted sexual assault in August has been charged with trying to assault another woman a month earlier, prosecutors said Thursday. Lemar Hardy, 25, of the 2700 block of West 37th Place, was ordered...
  • CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users

    CTA rider develops app for wheelchair users
    Mohammad Ouyoun, 21, was trying to get to Union Station to take a Metra train home to Northbrook last year when he came across a problem. Ouyoun said he was at the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop in River North and asked the CTA customer service...
  • CTA crack down: Free-ride, reduced-fare Ventra cards

    CTA crack down: Free-ride, reduced-fare Ventra cards
    The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials are set to announce Wednesday. Newly implemented rail...
  • 2014 CTA Holiday Train schedule

    2014 CTA Holiday Train schedule
    Happy Haul-idays! The CTA on Friday released the schedule for its annual Holiday Train, a six-car CTA train adorned with holiday lights and decorations that stops at rail stations as part of a two-decade tradition. The train will make its debut Nov....
  • Chicago police begin screening CTA passenger bags for explosives

    Chicago police begin screening CTA passenger bags for explosives
    Chicago police officially began screening the bags of CTA passengers for explosives Monday, a new security initiative launched with a federal counterterrorism grant. The random searches were conducted at one of the more than 140 CTA rail stations, though...
  • Can you catch Ebola riding the CTA?

    Can you catch Ebola riding the CTA?
    Of all the things riders worry about when they board the CTA—Will my Ventra card work? Will I get a seat? Will my bus or train move slowly?—catching the Ebola virus shouldn't be a source of concern, public health experts say. Doctors told...
  • CTA budget hearing tonight: Fight over CTA No. 11 Lincoln bus

    CTA budget hearing tonight: Fight over CTA No. 11 Lincoln bus
    After years of contentious budget hearings about proposed service cuts, increases in the prices of unlimited ride passes and the rocky transition to the Ventra fare payment system, the looming public hearing for the CTA’s 2015 budget should be...
  • Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago

    Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago
    No matter which way you look at it, Jerrod Carmichael is exploding. ¬† There's his Spike Lee-directed special from Los Angeles’ iconic Comedy Store, a role in "Neighbors" and an upcoming sitcom under the NBC umbrella. He was even personally...