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  • As a rule, priority seating means something on CTA trips

    As a rule, priority seating means something on CTA trips
    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...
  • When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?

    When will the CTA rid the Brown Line of slow zones?
    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...
  • CTA: Red Line service back to normal

    CTA: Red Line service back to normal
    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,...
  • CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route

    CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route
    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...
  • CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend

    CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend
    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...
  • 2 seriously hurt in Near North Side crash

    2 seriously hurt in Near North Side crash
    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...
  • Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future

    Lake Shore Drive seeking road to the future
    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...
  • CTA completes switch to Ventra today

    CTA completes switch to Ventra today
    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...
  • Riders to pay $5 to get Ventra cards at retail stores

    Riders to pay $5 to get Ventra cards at retail stores
    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...
  • Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show

    Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show
    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...
  • Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route

    Getting Around: CDOT upgrades to straighten out kinks in bike route
    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...