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  • CTA hirings and dismissals

    This week’s story by Tribune reporters Alex Richards and Jon Hilkevitch (“CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool’s watch,” News, Oct. 14) briefly mentions the more than 1,000 new, good-paying union positions the CTA has...
  • Metra proposes 11% fare hike as part of fleet modernization effort

    Metra proposes 11% fare hike as part of fleet modernization effort
    Metra is proposing fare increases averaging nearly 11 percent next year and will seek additional hikes totaling about 68 percent over the next decade, money needed to modernize its aging fleet, officials said Thursday. The increases would help pay for a...
  • The fix time for one Blue Line escalator? 6-plus months

    The fix time for one Blue Line escalator? 6-plus months
    It took five months for the CTA to rip up the old Red Line railroad south of Roosevelt Road, put new tracks down and add elevators to three South Side stations. It will take less than four months combined for the CTA to repair and beautify the Damen and...
  • Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!'

    Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!'
    A Metro driver has been quarantined and the bus he was operated taken out of service after a masked passenger began yelling, "Don't mess with me, I have Ebola!" Metro officials said they are working with Los Angeles County sheriff's transit...
  • Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says

    Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says
    When a man shouted "I have Ebola!" on a Metro bus in Los Angeles on Monday, what followed was more than just a made-for-TV scare. The threat forced officials to quarantine the driver as a precaution and to take the bus out of service while it...
  • All Aboard Florida pre-empts commuter rail

    All Aboard Florida pre-empts commuter rail
    How come no one has touched on the issue of how, if we use the Dixie Corridor for all these long-distance passenger trains and humongous freight trains, it will be virtually impossible to use the line for inner-city commuter rail? Once these fast-pass...
  • CTA Yellow Line service resumes after suspension

    CTA Yellow Line service resumes after suspension
    Service on the CTA Yellow Line was resuming this afternoon after being suspended because of problems with switching equipment. Switches began to malfunction and CTA personnel had to manually operate the switches starting about 3 p.m., said CTA...
  • Trains stopped on Camden Line after truck hits Laurel overpass

    Trains stopped on Camden Line after truck hits Laurel overpass
    Rail traffic was temporarily stopped along the Camden Line in Laurel after a tractor trailer became stuck in an underpass in Laurel, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The truck became stuck in the underpass that carries Main Street...
  • CTA: Complaints up about rude operators

    CTA: Complaints up about rude operators
    More riders are filing complaints to the CTA about rude bus drivers and train operators, CTA statistics show. The CTA has logged 97 rider complaints about rude operators this year through September, versus 66 complaints during the same time last year,...
  • Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?

    Streetcars, gondolas for Museum Campus?
    Museum Campus, the space along the Chicago lakefront devoted to Soldier Field, Northerly Island, Adler Planetarium and other museums, may not be just for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers any more. Streetcars, gondolas and trolleys are just some of the...
  • Does Chicago need express train service to O'Hare?

    Does Chicago need express train service to O'Hare?
    Imagine a 20-minute train ride between O'Hare Airport and downtown. There's room for your luggage and space for you to work. There's no urine on your seat or stench from your fellow riders who have made a row of seats their home. No, this is not your...