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  • Damen, California Blue Line stops to close temporarily this fall

    Damen, California Blue Line stops to close temporarily this fall
    Some Blue Line riders may have to change their commute temporarily after Labor Day. The Damen and California Blue Line stops both will close for several weeks at different times in the fall for renovations, the CTA will announce Monday. The California...
  • Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

    Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive
    In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along the lakefront. At the very least. Over the next four years, city and state officials will be collecting, refining and studying...
  • Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne

    Council OKs renaming park to honor Jane Byrne
    Renaming the park next to Chicago's historic Water Tower as Jane M. Byrne Plaza in honor of the former mayor was approved today by the City Council.    Aldermen a day earlier set aside other proposed ways to honor Byrne after the former mayor's daughter,...
  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?
    As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains. I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...
  • Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds

    Red-Purple modernization project gets initial batch of federal funds
    Update: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Chicago on Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announce the grant. The CTA will receive a $35 million grant as the initial federal seed money for the $4.7 billion reconstruction of the...
  • Metra seeks feedback about pets on trains

    Metra seeks feedback about pets on trains
    Metra is considering a pilot program that would allow pets in carriers to travel aboard the commuter line, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The policy change would put the agency in line with the CTA and other commuter railroads around the country. Metra...
  • Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract

    Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract
    A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system. Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
  • Lucas museum site makes little sense

    Lucas museum site makes little sense
    Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
  • CTA provides extra service for Lollapalooza

    CTA provides extra service for Lollapalooza
    The CTA is providing extra weekend service for Lollapalooza and a Bears event, the transit agency announced Thursday. The CTA on Friday will operate longer trains on the Blue, Brown, Green, Orange and Red lines until at least 10 p.m., and longer...
  • City seeks feedback for River North, Streeterville transit study

    The River North and Streeterville neighborhoods arguably have some of the best CTA services in all of Chicago. But there are holes in the tapestry, including the need for faster transit options from Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center in...
  • Blue Line's Damen, California stations to close in September and October

    Blue Line's Damen, California stations to close in September and October
    The California station on the Blue Line's O'Hare branch will close for six weeks starting in September, followed by a nine-week shutdown of the Damen station to accommodate work on the almost half-billion-dollar renovation of the route, CTA officials said...