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RedEyeWoe is the Blue Line. While other transit lines are seeing upgrades or fancy new rail cars, the Blue Line—which is often the first impression for some travelers to Chicago—is stuck in the Dark Ages. Stations along the northern section of the...
Change of SubjectIt always slips my mind, but today's editorial on nepotism in county government reminds me that oft-lauded County Board President Toni Preckwinkle endorsed Assessor Joe Berrios in his primary race against then-Commissioner Forrest Claypool. Thanks, Toni!....
RedEyeThe CTA today launched its campaign about stroller use on buses, reminding riders that priority seating is intended for the elderly and riders with disabilities. "Open strollers may be parked in this area if these seats are not in use, but must be moved...
Tribune reporterChicago and the Regional Transportation Authority on Tuesday filed the first of what are expected to be numerous lawsuits brought against other Illinois municipalities and businesses to halt a "tax avoidance kickback scheme'' that is allegedly diverting...
City officials are describing a lengthy list of roadway closings, parking bans and mass transit reroutes during the upcoming NATO summit weekend as "minor inconveniences," but independent transportation experts cautioned that the scope of the security-...
Tribune reporterCalling it too good of a deal to pass up, the CTA board today approved the purchase of 100 new accordion-style buses that were left over from a contract initiated by the Seattle transit system. The CTA will pay New Flyer of America Inc. $80.1 million for...
With the NATO summit downtown Sunday through Monday afternoon, don't let the political discourse get you off course. Some road shutdowns have been announced, but some roads will close intermittently for motorcades, so it's best to take the train...
Tags: Wrigley Field, Travel, NATO, Chicago Transit Authority, Politics
Tribune reportersAfter months warning of fare hikes and service cuts unless labor unions came up with $80 million worth of concessions by July 1, CTA President Forrest Claypool today called off the threats, saying the agency has suddenly come up with the money,...
WGN NewsThe CTA is starting a major makeover of its fleet of buses. The agency plans to buy 425 buses and rebuild more than 1,000 older buses within the next two years. The entire project will cost nearly one-half billion dollars. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA...
Tags: Chicago Transit Authority, Asthma
Tribune reportersIn deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines. South Side aldermen – previously...
The cash-strapped CTA has found a new way to make some money, and cash-strapped commuters can benefit from it. On Wednesday, the CTA announced a partnership with Groupon that will offer discounted three-day passes for $9 instead of the current price of...
Tribune reporterSetting a timeline for the CTA’s No. 1 improvement project – the multibillion-dollar replacement of the Red Line – hinges on negotiations that will begin next week in Congress over a new transportation funding bill, CTA president Forrest...
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