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  • CTA UIC-Halsted stop renovations to be done in May: IDOT

    CTA UIC-Halsted stop renovations to be done in May: IDOT
    UIC students can expect a newly renovated CTA station—just in time for summer break. The UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop is undergoing a $16 million renovation, which includes adding an elevator to the Peoria Street entrance, one of three entrances...
  • 2 men charged with train graffiti had CTA keys, uniforms: Police

    2 men charged with train graffiti had CTA keys, uniforms: Police
    Wilmette police are investigating how two Chicago men wearing CTA uniforms and carrying CTA keys allegedly broke into a rail yard to spray paint three CTA rail cars. Officers said they were responding to a report of three people who may have been...
  • Fare dispute? Ask the bus driver

    Fare dispute? Ask the bus driver
    Riders who board a CTA bus only to find out they don't have enough money on their Ventra cards may ask the bus driver to doublecheck their balances and then pay their fares with cash or personal bank card. This little-known way of settling fare disputes...
  • Damen Blue Line stop closes for 2 months

    Damen Blue Line stop closes for 2 months
    Mariah Mansuo had to do some extra studying Monday morning on her way to classes at Robert Morris University in the Loop. Mansuo, 22, typically boards the Blue Line at the Damen stop in Wicker Park to get to school. On Monday, though, the station was...
  • Metra riders may see mobile ticketing in May

    Metra riders may be able to use their smartphones as their train tickets as early as May if all goes as planned, commuter rail agency officials say. If a February test with a select group of customers is successful, Metra says all passengers would be...
  • Man held on $100K bail after sex abuse, battery charges on the CTA

    Man held on $100K bail after sex abuse, battery charges on the CTA
    A Belmont Cragin man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail after prosecutors charged him with sexually abusing two women on the CTA's Red Line in separate incidents earlier this year, officials said. Juan L. Juarez, 47, is facing two felony counts...
  • Metra: Mobile ticketing could arrive in May

    Metra: Mobile ticketing could arrive in May
    Metra riders may be able to use their smartphones as train tickets as early as May, officials said Friday. If a February pilot program, with a select group of customers, is deemed successful, all passengers may be able to buy their tickets three...
  • Prosecutors: DNA links man to CTA train sex abuse in 2012

    Prosecutors: DNA links man to CTA train sex abuse in 2012
    DNA evidence links an Oak Lawn man with a lengthy criminal history to the sexual abuse of a woman who was riding on a CTA Red Line train in 2012, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday. Michael Robinson, 31, of the 4300 block of West 95th Place, was also...
  • Damen Blue Line stop to close Monday for 2 months of renovations

    Damen Blue Line stop to close Monday for 2 months of renovations
    Step aside, Shia LaBeouf and Lindsay Lohan. The CTA Blue Line has been stealing the spotlight for some odd incidents lately. The line has generated some eyebrow-raising headlines, from a man charged with opening fire – with an assault rifle...
  • Proposals to fix Forest Park branch of CTA Blue Line

    Proposals to fix Forest Park branch of CTA Blue Line
    Much attention has been paid to the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line and its $492 million upgrade. But the other side of the Blue Line - the Forest Park branch - could be in line to see a major renovation too. Earlier this year, the CTA completed a...
  • Will the proposed Ventra app improve commutes?

    Will the proposed Ventra app improve commutes?
    In an act of unprecedented cooperation between Chicago's transit agencies, the CTA, Metra and Pace suburban bus system Wednesday unveiled their plan to create an app that can be used to pay for rides on all three transit systems. The app is not a...