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  • Book-share program comes to the CTA

    Book-share program comes to the CTA
    Forget books on wheels. Try books on rails: The CTA is being transformed into a mobile library. As part of Chicago Ideas Week, Chicago ad agency Leo Burnett on Sunday started placing hundreds of books on "L" train seats across the system with the hope...
  • Roaming LGBTQ party Chicago Take Over debuts Oct. 16

    Roaming LGBTQ party Chicago Take Over debuts Oct. 16
    Is Chicago ready for a Guerrilla Gay Bar resurgence? Organizers of Chicago Take Over (CTO)—a floating LGBTQ party that will commandeer a straight bar once a month—are confident the social experiment, which blends a group of gay people with...
  • 2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops

    2 Chicago suburbs may change rules for development near CTA stops
    Two Chicago suburbs may be changing the rules for future developments near their CTA stations so that these developments would be easy to access for pedestrians and public transit riders. The Regional Transportation Authority, the funding arm for CTA,...
  • Trespassing on CTA tracks dips 17 percent

    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks, but it marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year that transit officials on Friday attributed to a new safety campaign. A year before the CTA "Stay off the...
  • CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks

    CTA: Fewer people trespassing on rail tracks
    An average of 27 people a month are risking their lives by trespassing on CTA rail tracks — but that marks a 17 percent reduction over the past year, transit officials said Friday. They attribute the decrease to a new safety campaign.   A year...
  • Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study

    Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study
    A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments. "The current state of transit...
  • Hyde Park test driving free trolley service

    Hyde Park test driving free trolley service
    Hyde Park residents and visitors may soon get a new method of transportation and it doesn’t require a Ventra card—or any fare at all. Officials from the 53rd Street Special Service Area, which funds services and programs with local tax...
  • Muti's clout, prestige should make for a stable transition at the CSO

     Muti's clout, prestige should make for a stable transition at the CSO
    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. Jeff Alexander,...
  • Chicago Transit Project's squirrel facts and goat picture ads fully funded

    Chicago Transit Project's squirrel facts and goat picture ads fully funded
    Riders on the CTA's Red Line are one step closer to seeing ads that feature random pictures of goats and facts about squirrels. The Chicago Transit Project—the brainchild of Chicago comedian and freelancer Ben Larrison—received full...
  • Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers

    Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers
    For many of the 120,000 rail passengers who pass through each day, Union Station is either a mystifying maze of ramps and escalators, or a perplexing funnel that forces them to navigate perilously narrow platforms. Commuting challenges include dodging...
  • Bears Brain Teaser: San Francisco edition

    Bears Brain Teaser: San Francisco edition
    Welcome to Bears Brain Teasers 2014, where we challenge skills you thought were useless once you left elementary school. The Bears-San Francisco rivalry has been one-sided of late. But let's have a little race, shall we? A San Francisco cable car...