| Apr 9, 2015
| 3:16 PM
The leaders of Chicago-area public transit agencies and Illinois elected officials from both political parties rallied Thursday for Congress to pass a robust, long-term federal spending plan to rebuild rail infrastructure used by commuter and intercity...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. And they warned that, without...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 6:14 AM
The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting Tuesday to determine what caused a Chicago Transit Authority train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport last year.
The dramatic derailment happened just before 3...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 9:11 AM
As the CTA moves cautiously toward picking its next-generation rail cars, a study published in a national research journal presents a painstakingly detailed account of how the transit agency went off the tracks when it selected the aisle-facing seat...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 5:54 PM
The CTA is again readjusting its sights before spending roughly $2 billion on a new generation of rail cars, aiming to hit the bull's-eye with the first train order during the Emanuel administration, transit officials said.
The additional delay comes as...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Back in the Big '80s – way, way back, at this point in history – I was a daily rider on the CTA and would join the other regulars in rolling my eyes when an amateur wandered into our world.
These random riders would try to wave down speeding...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 2:25 PM
A woman who boarded a CTA train in Oak Park on Monday afternoon was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old boy, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
The entire incident on the eastbound Blue Line train was captured on CTA video that...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 10:39 AM
A month after earning a unanimous recommendation from the Skokie Plan Commission, plans for a new retail and residential building for Skokie Boulevard near the downtown CTA station have cleared their final hurdle.
The Skokie Village Board April 6 gave...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 8:14 AM
It is the end of the line for this CTA columnist.
Friday was my last day reporting for RedEye because I am now an entertainment reporter for the Tribune.
In my six years covering the CTA for RedEye, I’ve gotten hundreds of phone calls, tweets,...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 6:01 PM
A South Side woman admitted to authorities that she lied about being kidnapped rather than admit that she had been partying and using cocaine, prosecutors said at a court hearing Friday.
Veronica Fuentes, 39, of the 8200 block of South Commercial Avenue,...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Fard Muhammad, of Evanston, is preparing for stop-and-go traffic Monday morning on his ride to work—not on the roads to his Loop job, but on the CTA tracks.
Muhammad, who takes the Purple Line Express from Evanston into the Loop in the mornings to...