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  • CTA quietly tested controversial sensor technology

    CTA quietly tested controversial sensor technology
    The CTA last month quietly tested controversial geolocation technology, currently used by stores and restaurants to alert passersby—via smartphones—about deals at the businesses. The transit agency is looking at how this technology can be used...
  • Highlights from CTA's proposed 2015 budget

    Highlights from CTA's proposed 2015 budget
    Rail changes Service to be added in 2015. •Blue Line: 2 more rush-period trips. •Orange Line: 2 more rush-period trips. The CTA is also citing in its 2015 budget changes that are taking effect before the end of 2014. Those changes...
  • CTA: No fare hikes in 2015

    CTA: No fare hikes in 2015
    CTA riders will not have to pay more in fares next year, but they will see an increase in rail service during rush hour, according to the transit agency's proposed 2015 budget released early Monday. The freezing of fares is good news for riders who...
  • CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor's office says

    CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor's office says
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to position himself as a champion of higher wages continued Monday with his administration's announcement that the Chicago Housing Authority has agreed to his suggestion to require contractors and subcontractors to pay workers...
  • What Clicked: CTA reviews, Chief Keef and more

    What Clicked: CTA reviews, Chief Keef and more
    Folks couldn't possibly be expected to go to work on a Monday like today. But here you are—despite the beautiful weather—sitting in front of your computer once again. That's alright, we have your back with our weekly look back at are most...
  • No CTA fare hike, 'slight' service increase in 2015

     No CTA fare hike, 'slight' service increase in 2015
    The CTA will freeze fares for the second straight year in 2015 and offer a slight increase in Blue and Orange line service aimed at easing crowding, under a proposed $1.44 billion budget that will be unveiled Monday. The spending plan, which will take...
  • Could bus rapid transit speed up commutes along North Lake Shore Drive?

    Could bus rapid transit speed up commutes along North Lake Shore Drive?
    Red Line. Purple Line. Brown Line. Lake Shore Drive? There is a push by some Chicagoans to institute bus rapid transit—express bus service that allows buses to act like trains by giving buses priority over cars on roads—on Lake Shore Drive...
  • Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program

    Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday defended a Chicago Transit Authority plan to randomly screen baggage for explosives at some train stations, saying the checks make sense out of an "abundance of caution." "The world is different," Emanuel said when asked to...
  • Chicago police to check CTA passengers for explosives

    Chicago police to check CTA passengers for explosives
    Riders and a public transit expert expressed skepticism about a Chicago police plan to stop some rush-hour riders before they pass through rail station turnstiles to screen their bags for explosives. There is "no known terrorist threat" that prompted...
  • Police to screen CTA train passengers for explosives

    Police to screen CTA train passengers for explosives
    CTA train riders will be subject to random baggage screening next month as a part of a new security initiative to sweep for explosives at transit stations, Chicago police and CTA officials announced Friday morning. Starting Nov. 3, mobile explosives...
  • Chicago police to check CTA riders' bags for explosives

     Chicago police to check CTA riders' bags for explosives
    With hundreds of thousands of riders streaming through 145 stations each day, the CTA's sprawling rail system presents a needle-in-a-haystack challenge when it comes to stopping a would-be terrorist from bringing explosives onto a train. Now, in one...