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  • CTA: Serious crimes down 26 percent

    CTA: Serious crimes down 26 percent
    For the first time in three years, serious crimes on the CTA—including thefts and robberies—declined, the transit agency and Mayor Emanuel announced in a news release Tuesday, just one week before the mayoral election. There were 2,021...
  • How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?

     How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?
    Given a choice, a transit agency would rather deal with the challenges of ridership growth than a decline, and the Chicago Transit Authority faces the mixed blessing of both — with the added threat of $105 million in state funding cuts to the CTA...
  • CTA Red Line service resumes after switching problems

    CTA Red Line service resumes after switching problems
    Service on the CTA's Red Line between Howard and Belmont resumed Saturday afternoon arfter a disruption because of switching problems, according to the transit agency. Service on the northbound Red Line between Belmont and Howard was suspended because...
  • Adding 4G network may change some CTA rider habits

    Adding 4G network may change some CTA rider habits
    When Daniel Kelly gets ready to leave for work in the morning, he usually has to make a tough call. Kelly said he can ride the Red Line from his Lakeview home to his River North marketing job, which is faster than the Brown Line, where trains...
  • Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say

    Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say
    Train delays and icy roads made for dicey travel Monday morning after nearly 20 inches of snowfall, but transit agencies and highway officials said the evening ride home was more of a relief. School and some business closings helped keep roads clear...
  • 'Squirrel truth' ads debut on CTA

    'Squirrel truth' ads debut on CTA
    Now arriving on the CTA: the squirrel truth. Ads that feature satirical squirrel "facts" began popping up on the Red Line this month after a Chicago comedian successfully raised more than $4,000 through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. "Facts" on...
  • Massive storm blankets Chicago, closes schools, threatens commutes

    Massive storm blankets Chicago, closes schools, threatens commutes
    Monday classes were canceled for hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area schoolchildren after a blizzardlike storm Sunday dropped more than a foot of snow across the region. Lingering accumulation could disrupt the morning drive, forecasters say, but...
  • Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?

     Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?
    A boatload of transportation projects, including completion of the first phase of the Chicago Riverwalk extension, will be launched or resume in early 2015, regardless of whether an early spring is in the offing. That's because in northeastern Illinois,...
  • The Chicago Blizzard of 1967

    The Chicago Blizzard of 1967
    At 5:02 a.m. on this date, it began to snow. Nothing remarkable about that. It was January in Chicago, and, besides, 4 inches of snow had been predicted. But it kept snowing, all through this miserable Thursday and into early Friday morning, until it...
  • CTA ridership fell 3 percent last year, but train trips growing

    CTA ridership fell 3 percent last year, but train trips growing
    Buses continued a longtime trend of carrying most CTA passengers in 2014, but bus ridership fell 8 percent from the previous year as rail ridership rose to its highest level in more than 50 years, transit officials are set to announce Friday. The...
  • 4G wireless coming to CTA subways later this year

    4G wireless coming to CTA subways later this year
    Smartphone service dead spots could be a thing of the past by year's end for thousands of daily CTA riders in Blue and Red Line tunnels, under a $32.5 million deal set to be announced Friday. The 20-year agreement calls for four major wireless providers...