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  • Muti's clout, prestige should make for a stable transition at the CSO

     Muti's clout, prestige should make for a stable transition at the CSO
    Riccardo Muti's towering authority, musical and otherwise, should reassure members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's extended family that stability and continuity will be maintained while management undergoes significant transition. Jeff Alexander,...
  • Evanston residents: Extend Purple Line Express hours to Chicago

    Evanston residents: Extend Purple Line Express hours to Chicago
    Evanston city officials are trying to gauge resident interest in extending service hours for the Purple Line Express, which operates between Chicago and the suburbs, as well as expanding bus service. The suburb is hosting an online poll about transit...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • CTA upgrade means more comfortable rides to, from Midway

    CTA upgrade means more comfortable rides to, from Midway
    The best way to fly to Midway Airport may soon be via the CTA. The CTA is eyeing an overhaul of the 3200-series rail cars that run on the Orange and Brown lines. The move is expected to create a smoother ride on these two rail lines, CTA spokeswoman...
  • Stalled Purple Line train causes major delays in Loop

    Stalled Purple Line train causes major delays in Loop
    CTA "L" trains were delayed through the Loop Friday morning after a Purple Line train stalled near the Clark/Lake station, officials said. The problem was reported around 9:20 a.m.  Trains were moving again by 9:45 a.m. but "with major delays," the CTA...
  • CTA Blue Line California station closes for 6 weeks

    CTA Blue Line California station closes for 6 weeks
    The California station on the Blue Line's O'Hare branch closed for six weeks beginning Thursday for renovations that include improved lighting, new signs and structural repairs, according to the CTA. Blue Line train service is available at the...
  • CTA's disposable, unlimited-ride passes still around

    CTA's disposable, unlimited-ride passes still around
    Riders who miss using those disposable 3- and 7-day unlimited ride passes on the CTA, take note. A loophole in the Ventra system allows riders to buy the tickets—as long as they purchase them in bulk. As part of the transition to the Ventra payment...
  • Today's the deadline to transfer old CTA fare card balances

    Today's the deadline to transfer old CTA fare card balances
    CTA riders who still have old farecards tucked away in wallets, purses and junk drawers have until today to mail them to the CTA to transfer remaining balances to registered Ventra cards, transit officials are reminding customers. Farecards must be mailed...
  • Prosecutors: Man cut fellow CTA bus rider's face over 'disrespect'

    Prosecutors: Man cut fellow CTA bus rider's face over 'disrespect'
    A 55-year-old man cut another rider's face with a large hunting knife on a CTA bus this week after accusing the other man of disrespecting him, prosecutors said today. Kevin Lee approached a commuter at 7:40 p.m. on the bus near West 79th and State...
  • CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students

    CTA offering free back-to-school rides to Chicago elementary, high school students
    For Chicago students going back to elementary or high school, at least math will be easy on their first day. Students will pay nothing to ride the CTA on Tuesday. The transit agency is once again providing free rides to elementary and high school...
  • Yo, college students: Here's some tips on riding the CTA

    Yo, college students: Here's some tips on riding the CTA
    Backpack, check. Books, check. Ventra card, double check. It's school time, and in Chicago that means an influx of college students navigating new classes and dorms as well as figuring out how to use the CTA. It’s been more than a year since the...