| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:42 AM
The CTA is adding extra service to events around the city this weekend in anticipation of more riders, some of whom will be navigating the system for the first time since the CTA completed its transition to Ventra on Tuesday.
The CTA is adding service...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:54 PM
I almost got arrested 15 years ago in Paris when I took pictures of poems on display in the Metro train system. The photo ban was for security reasons. I explained that I was a Chicagoan wanting to show pictures to city officials so that our CTA might...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Service on the Red Line is returning to normal after trains experienced delays this evening, according to the Chicago Transit Authority website.
The delays occured after an unauthorized person was on the tracks at 67th Street earlier in the day,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:33 PM
A Chicago man was robbed of his wallet early Sunday morning at the Addison CTA station after he tried multiple times to swipe his Ventra card, which wouldn't work, according to county prosecutors.
The 29 year-old man, who arrived at the Lakeview Red...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Still have old CTA fare cards floating around?
Riders can mail in their old fare cards and have the balances transferred to registered Ventra cards until Sept. 1 as the CTA wraps up its transition to Ventra.
Starting July 1, only Ventra cards,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:46 AM
"Carmageddon" has begun.
As 11 p.m. approached (on Friday the 13th, no less), steady traffic still flowed along the Kennedy Expressway even as workers prepared to close a downtown section of the road to begin a massive bridge replacement project. As...
| Jun 27, 2014
Too bad you can't get there from here.
Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs.
Well, OK, you can...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:11 AM
The CTA is implementing rules and additional service for the Chicago Pride Parade Sunday.
Riders will not be permitted to bring bikes on trains Sunday, but bikes will still be allowed on buses. Buses are equipped to carry two bikes.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency.
But perhaps just as important as his political...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday.
Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:09 AM
A woman was grazed in the leg while riding a CTA bus this morning when another passenger picked up an "unattended gun" from a seat and it went off, officials said.
A man sitting across from the woman noticed the gun, only about 3 inches long, and picked...