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  • Riders call out CTA over train driver's grammar, glitch-induced free rides

     Riders call out CTA over train driver's grammar, glitch-induced free rides
    Riders offer their unique perspectives on what alarms them about the Chicago Transit Authority. Q: I have noticed an alarming trend aboard the CTA's Red Line of late. More and more train drivers give directions something like "Let the passengers...
  • A mass transit adventure

    A mass transit adventure
    I have, from time to time, challenged readers to take a Ferris Bueller day and explore Chicago. I did recently, in a different way. With tickets to see "Million Dollar Quartet," playing in Lincoln Park at the Apollo Theater, I naturally envisioned...
  • Ventra add-ons not what they seem

    Chicago Tribune reporter Jon Hilkevitch’s “Ventra contract swells 14% since 2011; $65 million in add-ons could suggest future cost increases” (News, March 30) should have been headlined “Pace and Metra join Ventra.” That&...
  • There's space for improvement on the CTA — but not much else

    There's space for improvement on the CTA — but not much else
    My morning commute is an exercise in logic. Like any Chicagoan who takes public transit to work, I leave my apartment running a series of “if-then” situations through my head. If I leave at exactly 8:02 a.m., time the lights perfectly and...
  • CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash

     CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash
    Work will begin this spring to replace an escalator that was destroyed a year ago when a Blue Line train crashed into the CTA terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the transit agency said Tuesday, the anniversary of the accident blamed on the train'...
  • Brown Line riders face weekend reroutes during track work

    Brown Line riders face weekend reroutes during track work
    CTA Brown Line trains will operate in the Red Line subway tunnel for 13 weekends this year, starting April 10, to enable crews to do track work on a 2-mile section of the elevated structure between the Armitage and Merchandise Mart stops, the transit...
  • Judge: CTA can't block workers' fliers for Garcia in break rooms

    Judge: CTA can't block workers' fliers for Garcia in break rooms
    CTA bus and rail workers backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in next week's mayoral election should be allowed to pass out fliers in break rooms, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow granted a temporary restraining order allowing...
  • How the Ventra app could affect CTA rides

    How the Ventra app could affect CTA rides
    If only it could save you a seat on the train. A forthcoming Ventra app, which would let public transit riders use their smartphones to buy fares for the CTA, Metra and the Pace suburban bus system, may not seem revolutionary to CTA riders—at...
  • How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?

     How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?
    Given a choice, a transit agency would rather deal with the challenges of ridership growth than a decline, and the Chicago Transit Authority faces the mixed blessing of both — with the added threat of $105 million in state funding cuts to the CTA...
  • CTA chief: Rauner's proposed cuts worse than first thought

    CTA chief: Rauner's proposed cuts worse than first thought
    The impact of Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts on the CTA is even worse than the $105 million hit that the transit agency originally projected, CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday. CTA finance officials are meeting with the Regional...
  • Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders

    Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders
    The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change. After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...