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  • CTA Red, Purple Line riders could see longer commutes for 1 year

    CTA Red, Purple Line riders could see longer commutes for 1 year
    For the next year, the CTA may want to reconsider renaming the Purple Line Express to something that sounds slower. Starting March 9, North Side riders of Purple Line Express and Red Line trains could see two to six minutes added onto their morning...
  • Chicago Millennials drive less, but not as much as you think

    Chicago Millennials drive less, but not as much as you think
    When Noel Harvey moved from Roscoe Village to Avalon Park during the holidays, he had an extra jingle in his step. Harvey, 23, had been riding the CTA No. 50-Damen bus to commute to his sales job in North Center on the North Side, but he traded his...
  • 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...
  • An open mic that also has an open heart

    An open mic that also has an open heart
    People don't go to Heartland Cafe for its looks. The venue sits behind a modest, ranch-style fence alongside the Morse stop on the CTA Red Line. Stroll through the general store and mosey past the Buffalo Bar to find a quaint diner, decorated with...
  • CTA's vintage rail cars, old buses headed to scrap graveyard

    CTA's vintage rail cars, old buses headed to scrap graveyard
    Looks like the nostalgia has worn off. Last month, the CTA held a farewell celebration for its 2400-series rail cars built in the mid-1970s. The agency dolled up the rail cars with advertisements from that era and let passengers take one final...
  • CTA to test late-night Purple Line Express train

    CTA to test late-night Purple Line Express train
    After years of riders asking to extend Purple Line Express service beyond morning and evening rush hours, the CTA will be testing a late-night train this summer, the transit agency officials said this week. Expanding the hours for Purple Line trains...
  • Ventra app presented at show-and-tell, expected to be rolled out soon

    Ventra app presented at show-and-tell, expected to be rolled out soon
    Transit officials on Friday demonstrated a test version of a new Ventra smartphone app that will enable mobile ticketing on the CTA, Metra and Pace. The app modernizes the antiquated paper ticket fare-collection system on Metra. Customers will be able...
  • Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes

    Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes
    Transit officials Wednesday laid out a grim scenario of service cuts on buses and trains, fare increases, layoffs and commuters returning to their cars in droves as early as summer if lawmakers approve Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut nearly $170 million...
  • Transit employee contributions in spotlight Wednesday

    Transit employee contributions in spotlight Wednesday
    Public transportation workers will be lauded Wednesday for their efforts during Transit Employee Appreciation Day. Riders on the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace are encouraged to say thank you to the people who keep the lines running every day....
  • Pace unveils text message based bus arrival information service

    Pace bus riders can now find out when their bus is coming by sending a text message. CTA has been offering a similar service for a number of years. Pace held off, preferring to focus on its online bus tracker. But the customer comments prompted the...
  • Madison and Wabash is next

    Madison and Wabash is next
    The CTA announced this week the Madison/Wabash "L" stop would be closing for good on March 16 as construction begins on a new station one block north at Washington. I stopped by to take a last look around the old platform, which was built in 1896....