| Jul 21, 2014
Readers sometimes ask how I get around, and some people even suggest they already know the answer based on perceived tea leaves in my writing.
No, I don't fly to the office in the Tribune helicopter (there isn't one), which is to say that I can be as...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:32 AM
As the RedEye's CTA columnist for the past five years, I've spent an excessive amount of time riding buses and trains.
I have taken every bus line from start to finish and visited every rail station. Once I rode CTA trains for nine consecutive hours...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Service on the Red Line is returning to normal after trains experienced delays this evening, according to the Chicago Transit Authority website.
The delays occured after an unauthorized person was on the tracks at 67th Street earlier in the day,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Ever been on a bus and thought that you could walk faster because the bus appeared to stop every few feet to pick up riders?
The CTA may be tackling this problem of too many stops on one of its most popular east-west routes.
The CTA is proposing...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:42 AM
The CTA is adding extra service to events around the city this weekend in anticipation of more riders, some of whom will be navigating the system for the first time since the CTA completed its transition to Ventra on Tuesday.
The CTA is adding service...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
Thefts and robberies, the top two crimes reported on the CTA, fell by about one-fifth and one-third, respectively, in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2013, according to data that transit officials are expected to release...
| 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...