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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yearlong CTA train reroutes for Wilson station work begin Monday

    Yearlong CTA train reroutes for Wilson station work begin Monday
    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...
  • 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...
  • CTA and CPD leaders speak against adverse pension ruling

    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...
  • Service resumes after 'wintry mix' causes major CTA delays

    Service resumes after 'wintry mix' causes major CTA delays
    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....
  • Officials gear up behind later Purple Line Express service

    Officials gear up behind later Purple Line Express service
    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...
  • Bridgeport activists call for 31st Street CTA bus route

    Bridgeport activists call for 31st Street CTA bus route
    A group of Bridgeport activists once again are asking the CTA to restore the long-gone bus service along 31st Street between the lakefront through the Bridgeport community and west to suburban Cicero.  Some South Side residents long have called for this...
  • Madison/Wabash 'L' station to close March 16

    Madison/Wabash 'L' station to close March 16
    There's less than two weeks left for CTA riders to use the Madison/Wabash CTA station, a fixture in the Loop since the late 1800s. The city will begin demolishing the station March 16 to make way for a so-called Washington/Wabash "superstation" that...
  • CTA to double speed of some downtown buses that crawl at 3 mph

    CTA to double speed of some downtown buses that crawl at 3 mph
    A long-awaited project designed to more than double the 3-mph average speed of CTA buses traveling across the middle of downtown will be called Loop Link, and construction of bus-only lanes and rapid transit-style boarding stations is set to begin in...
  • City to break ground on Loop express bus system in March

    City to break ground on Loop express bus system in March
    After months of delays, the city will break ground next month on an express bus system in the Loop that is expected to reduce bus commute times and improve bus reliability, according to Mayor Emanuel’s office. With March only days away and on...