| May 31, 2015
| 5:25 PM
The CTA and the city of Chicago are surveying thousands of passengers who use O'Hare International Airport to learn more about their trips, focusing on how people commute to and from the airport.
The $280,000 survey that runs through June asks how...
| May 28, 2015
| 1:01 PM
Excuse me, but I have a little gripe with the CTA’s new “courtesy campaign.”
It’s not the effort itself. Overall, I love it that Chicago’s transit system has listened to customer complaints and is ready to tell riders to...
| May 28, 2015
| 12:49 PM
Evanston officials are reaching out to local businesses and residents in an effort to ensure there is good participation when a Purple Line Express pilot program kicks off next week, testing later train service.
Officials have lined up a wide spectrum...
| May 26, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Sloppy eaters on CTA trains and buses, loudmouths, litterbugs, seat hogs, door blockers and assorted other misfits have for at least several years been lambasted by other riders venting their outrage on social media, but now the transit agency is...
| May 25, 2015
| 10:43 AM
Strangers whooshing by in view of your living room isn't a new problem in Chicago, where the CTA’s elevated tracks can provide a view of residents' balconies, backyards or even bathrooms. Ashley Marchi just moved to one such apartment.
| May 12, 2015
| 7:00 PM
O'Leary's Cow: The recently opened Staytion Market & Bar, inside the spacious lobby of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, cuts a modern edge, serving up bright, shareable plates of Chicago-style street food and neighborhood-inspired twists on classic...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:43 PM
More than 1,000 Chicago area transit riders applied for 100 spots to test the forthcoming Ventra app that is supposed to allow riders with smartphones to easily buy Ventra passes and avoid lines at rail station vending machines.
The CTA is reviewing the...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 4:03 AM
Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line.
"We had a...
| May 20, 2015
| 4:16 AM
The CTA says the Yellow Line that serves commuters between Skokie and Chicago will remain closed for the rest of the week.
In the meantime the CTA, the village of Skokie, ComEd and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago are...
| May 19, 2015
| 11:10 PM
A man is in critical condition after he was struck by a CTA Red Line train early Wednesday, authorities said.
A 47-year-old man was struck at the 35th Street station by a train about 12:35 a.m., police said citing preliminary information.
He was taken...
| May 20, 2015
| 5:12 AM
A controversial CTA project to route the Brown Line onto a ramp over other elevated trains in Lakeview has been expanded in scope and would cost roughly $570 million, instead of $320 million, a CTA analysis released Tuesday said.
The minimum four-year...