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  • Walk this way

    Walk this way
    After a crash totaled Erica Johnson’s car, she decided owning a car in Chicago was no longer worth the hassle. Johnson, 26, of Norwood Park, used to drive to her job, but now she bikes 4 miles to work in Mayfair or takes a CTA bus when the weather...
  • Feds order rail brake tests to avoid repeat of O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Feds order rail brake tests to avoid repeat of O'Hare Blue Line crash
    All U.S. transit agencies that operate rail systems received a federal alert Thursday to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations, to avoid the risk of a crash similar to the CTA wreck at the O’Hare...
  • New designs for public transportation offer a tight fit

    For the life of me, I don't know why new designs for rail cars and buses can't take into account the fact that people are larger nowadays and in wintertime, we double our sizes with layers of heavy clothing.  Winter or not, the new scoop seat, center-...
  • Last-minute Ventra transition tips

    Last-minute Ventra transition tips
    Now departing: Disposable CTA cards. This is the final weekend the CTA will accept disposable magnetic cards to pay for rides. Starting July 1, the agency will allow only Ventra, some personal bank cards, certain phones and cash (on buses) for fare...
  • Shootings leave 2 dead, 6 wounded

    Shootings leave 2 dead, 6 wounded
    Two men have been killed and at least six others injured in shootings on the South, West and Southwest sides since early Sunday afternoon. A stabbing on a CTA bus also injured a man Sunday. The second of the fatal shootings happened about 4 a.m....
  • Kevin Campbell, project director of rail, HNTB Corp.

    Kevin Campbell, project director of rail, HNTB Corp.
    Kevin Campbell has joined HNTB Corp. as project director of rail and associate vice president. Campbell is based in Chicago and works on projects with the Chicago Transit Authority, along with the firm's other rail clients. Before joining HNTB, Campbell...
  • Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship

    Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday. Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...
  • City bicycle parking: the good, the bad, the ugly

    City bicycle parking: the good, the bad, the ugly
    Chicago has more than 14,000 public bicycle racks, but it can still be challenging to find places to lock up on the go. The alternative options for locking a bike in public include parking signs, bus stop poles and the occasional tree. But not all...
  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations. The...
  • Will 'carmageddon' grip Kennedy? Near-shutdown starts tonight

    Will 'carmageddon' grip Kennedy? Near-shutdown starts tonight
    This weekend’s near-shutdown along the inbound Kennedy Expressway begins Friday night, when drivers, downtown business owners and summer event organizers will start to see whether a feared “carmageddon’’ takes hold. At 10 p.m.,...
  • 5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend

    5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend
    There are probably a million better ways to pass time than to be driving on the Kennedy Expressway anywhere near downtown Chicago from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, when the inbound Kennedy (I-90/94) will be constricted to make room for the...