| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Two people were seriously injured in a crash in the River North neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said.
The crash happened a little before 2:45 p.m. at Ontario and Franklin streets. Two people were taken in serious-to-critical condition to...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:27 PM
North Lake Shore Drive is a mess for many of the quarter-million drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists who use it each day, according to new research from city and state transportation officials who are planning an overhaul of the aging...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:30 PM
First it was Rod Blagojevich who sent free rides soaring on the Chicago area's transit system, and now the lingering effects of the Great Recession are keeping the numbers high, experts say.
The former governor's gift of free rides to all Illinois...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Old transit fare cards won’t buy rides on the CTA and Pace starting today with the completion of a sometimes grueling 10-month transition to the new Ventra fare-collection system.
Starting Tuesday, bus customers will be required to pay fares...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
CTA riders who get their Ventra cards from retailers, online or by phone will now have to pay a $5 fee that can be refunded as transit credit if riders register the card.
The $5 fee at retail stores, online or by phone was waived through yesterday as...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Indira Johnson shut her eyes and smiled as she recalled describing her vision for the perfect Red Line station mural: Something vibrant. Something inclusive of everyone frequenting the station. Something to anticipate when emerging from the stairwell....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:15 AM
HBO released the first teaser for "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways," and Chicago features prominently in the 20-second clip.
Band leader Dave Grohl appears to be hopping on a CTA train and later walking down an "L" stop's stairs. In between, we see...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
For 17 straight months, CTA bus ridership has declined compared with the previous year, a trend that the CTA calls "complicated."
The agency has recorded bus ridership losses compared with the previous year every month from December 2012 to April 2014,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Add electronic cigarette use to the list of activities banned by the CTA.
In its monthly meeting Wednesday, the CTA board is poised to include e-cigarettes in the agency's smoking ban. A CTA spokesman said the agency already considered the battery-...
| Jul 14, 2014
Dear Getting Around: You've got mail.
Q: What's up with the new bike lanes on Harrison Street, where the lanes bend around State Street (because the east and west approaches to the intersection don't line up with each other)? I see that the city...