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  • Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support

    Mayoral candidates make last-ditch bid for support
    Mayoral candidates were out Monday in 11th-hour bids to win over voters before Election Day. Chicago voters can cast in-person absentee ballots downtown Monday before conventional voting takes place Tuesday around the city in an election headlined by...
  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy

    Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy
    To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up. The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains. The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
  • 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...
  • Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders

    Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders
    The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change. After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...
  • McCormick Place 'L' station needs help to make a neighborhood

    McCormick Place 'L' station needs help to make a neighborhood
    A good city is like a good omelet. While the fillings matter, what really counts are the eggs that hold everything together. I kept thinking of omelets last week as I walked the dull, nearly empty sidewalks around McCormick Place, the nation's largest...
  • CTA attracts more haters on Twitter than other transit agencies: study

    CTA attracts more haters on Twitter than other transit agencies: study
    The CTA tends to draw more trolls on Twitter than other major public transit systems possibly because the agency doesn't regularly respond to rider comments, which is key in tamping down critics on social media, according to a new university study that...
  • Pick up your dog's waste

    While running errands in Lincoln Park on Saturday (Jan. 24), I passed a woman walking an adorable fluffy, white dog.  After the dog did its business just off the sidewalk on Lincoln Avenue, the woman stepped over the pile of excrement and continued her...
  • CTA to modernize Orange, Brown line rail cars

    CTA to modernize Orange, Brown line rail cars
    Starting this spring, Orange and Brown Line riders may notice their trains have new electronic signs, better air conditioning and a smoother feel, the CTA said. The transit agency next month will begin large-scale fixes of its 3200-series rail cars that...
  • Chicago Millennials drive less, but not as much as you think

    Chicago Millennials drive less, but not as much as you think
    When Noel Harvey moved from Roscoe Village to Avalon Park during the holidays, he had an extra jingle in his step. Harvey, 23, had been riding the CTA No. 50-Damen bus to commute to his sales job in North Center on the North Side, but he traded his...
  • CTA's vintage rail cars, old buses headed to scrap graveyard

    CTA's vintage rail cars, old buses headed to scrap graveyard
    Looks like the nostalgia has worn off. Last month, the CTA held a farewell celebration for its 2400-series rail cars built in the mid-1970s. The agency dolled up the rail cars with advertisements from that era and let passengers take one final...