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Green Line Robbery

Woman Robbed With Semi-Automatic Weapon At Green Line ‘L’ Stop

Police are looking for a suspect, after a woman’s simple commute on the CTA Green Line was shattered by a robber with a semi-automatic weapon.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Blue Line Fatal

Man Electrocuted On CTA Blue Line Tracks

A man was electrocuted early Wednesday on the CTA Blue Line tracks in the Logan Square neighborhood, and police do not know who he was and how he got there.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Hiring Bus Drivers For Shuttles During Red Line Reconstruction

If you’re looking for work, there may be an opportunity Monday for you to become a bus driver.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Going All Out To Ensure South Side Residents Get Work On Red Line Rebuild

The Chicago Transit Authority is taking extraordinary steps to make sure that South Side residents have a good shot at the jobs to be created the Red Line’s tracks are rebuilt through that area.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Working To Prevent Overheated Rails, Other Heat-Related Problems

The Chicago Transit Authority is stepping up inspections of track, using special trains that spray water on overheated rails and is working aggressively to keep air conditioning working aboard its trains and in its trackside switch houses to deal with the extreme heat.

WBBM Newsradio–07/19/2012

Mob Attack Suspects

Boy, 15, Arrested In June Mob Attack On CTA Red Line

An arrest has been made in connection with a mob attack last month on a CTA Red Line train downtown.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

CTA RED LINE

Woman Injured After Falling On Third Rail At Howard ‘L’ Terminal

A woman fell and touched the electrified third rail at the Howard CTA Red Line terminal Sunday night.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Cori Martin

Non-Bus Driver Charged With Taking CTA Bus, Driving It Between Garages

A West Side man who is not a bus driver is in big trouble, after he allegedly stole a CTA bus from one garage and returned it to another across town for reasons unexplained.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Free Rides On Mass Transit May End For Everyone

The free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

CTA RED LINE

Report: Police Say Crackdown On Turnstile Jumpers Will Reduce Serious Crime On CTA

Chicago Police and the Chicago Transit Authority believe they have a plan to try to cut down on the number of serious crimes that are committed on buses and trains.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

CTA RED LINE

CTA, Mayor’s Office: Local Community Will Work On 95th Street Red Line Station Rehab

The Emanuel Administration says the $20 million project to rebuild and expand the CTA Red Line’s 95th Street station will have local community participation from beginning to end.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

CTA RED LINE

Report: CTA Red Line Targeted Most By Criminals

Passengers on the CTA Red Line may want to be more alert, as new research says it’s the line most targeted by criminals.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Public Meeting Planned On Dan Ryan Red Line Rehab

The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday night will hold the first in a series of public meetings about a bold plan to rebuild part of the CTA Red Line in a matter of months.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Skokie Shooting

Shots Fired At Car In Downtown Skokie During Afternoon Rush

A man pulled a gun and shot up a car in downtown Skokie during rush hour Thursday night, a few feet from the new Oakton Street CTA station.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

Pace Bus

Pace to Join CTA In Contract For Fare Payment With Credit Cards, Smart Phones

Pace has officially wedded itself to the Chicago Transit Authority’s effort to allow riders to pay their fares using credit and debit cards, and eventually using smart phones.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2012

Passengers wait for a CTA L train. (Credit: Karen Rariden/CBS 2)

CTA To Sell Discounted 3-Day Passes Through Groupon

If you take the CTA to work, you will soon be able to snag a cheaper fare courtesy of Chicago-based Groupon.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

CTA RED LINE

Police Activity Slows Northbound Red Line Trains

Red Line ‘L’ train service was disrupted early Tuesday afternoon, due to what the Chicago Transit Authority only called police activity at the Addison stop near Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Roy's Furniture Demolition

Southbound Brown Line Bypasses Wellington, Diversey For Roy’s Furniture Demolition

Brown Line riders in Lincoln Park and South Lakeview will have to hoof it to Belmont or Fullerton Wednesday and Thursday, as the Chicago Transit Authority closes the two stops in between to accommodate the demolition of the charred remains of Roy’s Furniture Company.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Mayor Emanuel At 'L' Stop

Emanuel Defends Plan To Close Dan Ryan Red Line For 5 Months

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Transit Authority’s plans to shut down the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line for several months next year while the ‘L’ is rehabilitated. As […]

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Fall Between 'L' Cars

Man Hurt After Falling Between ‘L’ Train Cars Downtown

A man was hurt Monday evening when he stumbled and fell between two train cars on the Loop ‘L.’

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

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