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  • No one hurt when equipment falls on CTA third rail

    No one hurt when equipment falls on CTA third rail
    Fire crews were sent to the CTA's Logan Square station after a piece of equipment fell on the third railĀ  on the Blue Line. No injuries were reported. An Emergency Medical Services Plan I, which sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was...
  • Latest Ventra deadline looming

    Latest Ventra deadline looming
    Angel Calderon, 32, rides a CTA train two to three times a week. He has never had a Ventra card and doesn't plan to get one. Since October, the Montclare resident has tapped his debit card on Ventra readers to pay for fares. He said he's had little...
  • How to make Ventra payments using phone, personal bank card

    How to make Ventra payments using phone, personal bank card
    Here's how riders can use their personal bank cards and phones to pay for CTA fares. Paying with personal bank cards Riders can use their contactless personal bank cards if they have a certain radio frequency chip in their card. These cards can be...
  • CTA, Pace start next Ventra phase-in this weekend

    CTA, Pace start next Ventra phase-in this weekend
    CTA and Pace riders who haven’t yet switched to the new Ventra fare-payment system are approaching the end of the line, as the transit agencies will no longer accept either version of the Chicago Card or offer customers the option to reload any...
  • How cops broke 2009 case of 12-year-old girl's slaying

    How cops broke 2009 case of 12-year-old girl's slaying
    Chicago police had always suspected that the man who raped and killed 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner was part of the fabric of a small section of Englewood where she lived with her mother and four siblings. But, with almost no leads, the 2009 case went...
  • O'Hare western access may look like dead-end

    O'Hare western access may look like dead-end
    Construction begins in earnest this year on a multibillion-dollar stretch of highway in DuPage County amid a growing sense that its potential to become a long-promised western route to O'Hare International Airport will fall far short of expectations....
  • CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year

    CTA says fewer thefts, robberies compared to last year
    CTA officials on Wednesday credited new security cameras for starting 2014 with fewer robberies and thefts on its buses, trains and L platforms, a drop that also came as fewer riders took public transit during a bitter winter. CTA president Forrest...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Blackline shuttle to launch regular service Monday

    Blackline shuttle to launch regular service Monday
    Two weeks ago, Kathleen Alforque, 34, was walking to a Lakeview bus stop when she spotted a group of people outside a shuttle. One of them asked her which way she was headed. Alforque said she was on her way to the Loop. She got on the shuttle instead...
  • Roseland meeting today on Red Line extension

    Roseland meeting today on Red Line extension
    City transportation officials will host an open house today in the Roseland neighborhood to allow the public to learn more about the proposed extension of the Red Line. It's a chance for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to show they still are working...
  • Commuting app RideScout has former transportation commissioner as adviser

    Commuting app RideScout has former transportation commissioner as adviser
    Gabe Klein, who quit his job as Chicago transportation commissioner last November and moved back to Washington, is about to become a proud papa. On two fronts, actually. Klein's wife, Stephanie Plummer Klein, is nine months pregnant, he told your...