| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:36 AM
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.
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
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....
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:03 AM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:59 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 11:07 AM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:11 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:09 PM
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...