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  • CTA electric-powered buses debut Wednesday

    CTA electric-powered buses debut Wednesday
    Two electric-powered CTA buses will begin service during Wednesday evening's rush period, in the latest move to reduce the number of gas-guzzling, smog-belching vehicles in the fleet. The buses, which cost about $1 million each, or approximately twice...
  • CTA explosives testing draws mixed rider reviews

    CTA explosives testing draws mixed rider reviews
    Nate Long was among dozens of random commuters detoured on their way into the CTA Red Line's Grand stop Thursday morning: to have their bags checked for explosives. Long, 24, was about to catch a train at the Near North Side station just before 9 a.m....
  • 'Suspicious' package on CTA bus was art project: police

     'Suspicious' package on CTA bus was art project: police
    A "suspicious package" left on a CTA bus Thursday on the Southwest Side ┬áturned out to be a student art project, Chicago police said. "The object—a black bag with writing on it and a picture of a grenade—was discovered to be a student's...
  • Lakeview residents vote: CTA hasn't 'sufficiently justified' Belmont flyover

    Lakeview residents vote: CTA hasn't 'sufficiently justified' Belmont flyover
    The CTA has not "sufficiently justified" the need for a controversial $320 million flyover near the Belmont station to reduce train traffic at the busy stop, Chicago voters decided Tuesday at the ballot box. The planned flyover would reconfigure the...
  • Voters speak loudly on O'Hare noise

    Voters speak loudly on O'Hare noise
    Chicago and suburban voters sent a clear message to federal aviation officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday that a combination of strict controls and remedies including more residential soundproofing is needed to address increasing noise over many...
  • New 'explosives screening team' deploys to River North CTA station

    New 'explosives screening team' deploys to River North CTA station
    The Chicago Police Department's newly formed "mobile explosives screening team" swabbed the bags of some passengers entering a River North train station Thursday morning as a part of a new counterterrorism initiative. Chicago police began conducting the...
  • Second man charged in Orange Line robbery from last summer

    Second man charged in Orange Line robbery from last summer
    A second man has been charged in the July Orange Line robbery where two men allegedly held up a Loop-bound train car and robbed several people between the Halsted and Roosevelt CTA stations. Police said the duo told passengers they were about to be...
  • CTA breaks ground on 95th Street station

    CTA breaks ground on 95th Street station
    It's the beginning for the end of the Red Line: The CTA and local officials broke ground Monday on a $240 million renovation of the 95th Street stop, the southernmost point on the Red Line and a hub for both rail and bus riders. In what the CTA is...
  • Durbin in minority now: 'It humbles the exalted'

    Durbin in minority now: 'It humbles the exalted'
    Sen. Dick Durbin was all smiles Wednesday morning as he thanked voters for sending him back to Washington for a fourth term. Flanked by campaign staffers carrying "thank you" signs, Durbin spent about a half an hour shaking hands with CTA riders and...
  • Chicago police begin screening CTA passenger bags for explosives

    Chicago police begin screening CTA passenger bags for explosives
    Chicago police officially began screening the bags of CTA passengers for explosives Monday, a new security initiative launched with a federal counterterrorism grant. The random searches were conducted at one of the more than 140 CTA rail stations, though...
  • Can you catch Ebola riding the CTA?

    Can you catch Ebola riding the CTA?
    Of all the things riders worry about when they board the CTA—Will my Ventra card work? Will I get a seat? Will my bus or train move slowly?—catching the Ebola virus shouldn't be a source of concern, public health experts say. Doctors told...