| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:14 AM
On March 11, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the lawsuits challenging SB 1: the 2013 legislation that reformed the pension systems of state and university employees and teachers outside the city of Chicago.
This lawsuit has...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 7:05 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:06 PM
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...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 6:13 PM
The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A series of add-...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 9:07 AM
Ice and snow glazed tracks and stopped trains on the CTA's Green, Pink and Yellow lines Tuesday morning, causing major delays through the morning rush, agency officials said.
Full service was restored on all three lines by about 11 a.m., the CTA said....
| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:41 PM
Evanston officials are already talking about assembling a large group to greet a Chicago Transit Authority train when the agency kicks off a six-week pilot program June 1, testing interest in an additional evening round-trip Purple Line Express train...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 6:13 AM
A man was seriously injured Tuesday when he tried to drive off the top floor of a parking garage along the CTA Red Line in an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said.
Around 5 a.m., the man drove his gray Nissan toward the brick wall surrounding...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:58 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:28 PM
Starting this weekend, the CTA will reroute Brown Line trains onto Red Line tracks during 13 weekends this year so work can be done to fix Brown Line track, according to the transit agency.
Rerouting Brown Line trains shouldn't affect Red Line service,...