| 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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:54 PM
I almost got arrested 15 years ago in Paris when I took pictures of poems on display in the Metro train system. The photo ban was for security reasons. I explained that I was a Chicagoan wanting to show pictures to city officials so that our CTA might...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Sri Lankan-born artist Cecil Balmond, known for his large-scale public displays, has been hired to create original artwork for the new Wilson rail station on the Red Line, under a contract valued at up to $204,000 that the CTA board approved Wednesday....
| 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 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 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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended CTA head Forrest Claypool's hiring of two men who gave up their Cook County jobs amid allegations of unethical conduct related to patronage, saying he wasn't concerned because Claypool knew the pair from the county....
| May 15, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Pace is launching weekend bus routes that will carry riders from CTA train stations to Brookfield Zoo, the agency announced Wednesday.
Starting Memorial Day, one route will connect passengers to the zoo from the Harlem/Lake Station on CTA's Green Line...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a state task force report that called for one mega mass transit agency combining the CTA, Metra and PACE as written by "propeller heads."
The characterization came today when the mayor was asked if the single transit...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The recent brutal winter weather continues to take a chunk out of the city’s pocketbook, as claims for vehicles damaged when they hit potholes more than doubled for the year.
More than 1,000 claims were filed with the City Council at its Wednesday...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Construction begins in earnest this year on a multibillion-dollar stretch of highway in DuPage County amid a growing sense that its potential to become a long-promised western route to O'Hare International Airport will fall far short of expectations....