| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Five aldermen well-versed in Chicago's transportation issues on Wednesday called for yet another study to examine the feasibility and cost of launching high-quality airport express train service for O'Hare International Airport, Union Station and...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:26 AM
The CTA is adding rail service for runners and spectators attending Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which will also cause reroutes of about a quarter of the CTA's 120-plus bus lines.
The CTA is adding extra service to the Red, Brown, Blue,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Here's an idea for next week's Chicago Ideas Week: Try to create a Chicago transit card with modern conveniences.
Chicago is fast becoming known as a digital entrepreneurial hub, a place where big thinkers come to push the edges of technology.
| Oct 5, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The following items were taken from Wilmette police reports:
A men's black Trek bicycle valued at $2,000 was stolen from a detached garage in the 700 block of 10th Street on Sept. 28.
A resident of the 800 block of 15th Street reported on Sept. 27...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The man responsible for stealing necklaces from women on the CTA in August is in custody, authorities said.
Ronnie Romaine, 43, of the 8700 block of South Bennett Avenue, was charged with three felony counts of robbery Monday after he was identified...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 11:03 PM
CTA and Pace riders can get half off the cost of their rides through the end of this year—if they tap their smartphones on Ventra readers to pay fares and sign up for an e-payment account through American Express.
Softcard, a mobile wallet app...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
When Marc Sherman and his wife moved from Bucktown to Seattle in the spring, he contacted Ventra customer service representatives to cancel their accounts and get a refund for the combined $43 remaining on their Ventra cards.
Sherman was told to send...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:50 AM
CTA riders who use the Wilson Red Line stop soon will need a new thesaurus.
For years, some riders have used words such as “dirty,” “disgusting,” “dilapidated,” “dangerous,” “depressing,”...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Love is patient—unless it is waiting for a CTA bus. Just ask Crystal Carrazco.
Carrazco, 22, used to take the No. 9-Ashland bus from her Ukrainian Village home to catch the No. 73-Armitage bus to her boyfriend’s place in Hermosa on the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The 16-year-old nephew of a local anti-violence activist and a 15-year-old girl he was with were shot Thursday afternoon on the border between Chicago’s Englewood and Park Manor neighborhoods.
The two, both Dunbar Career Academy High School...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again.
A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...