Commuters

The Divvy bike station at Daley Plaza is used by many city employees who work at City Hall, across the street, and get a discount on annual memberships in the bike sharing program. (Credit: CBS)

Pedal Power: More Chicago Commuters Ditching Cars, Public Transit

Since, 2000 more and more Chicagoans have turned to foot power to commute to work, according to the U.S. Census.

05/09/2014

(Credit: People Of The CTA)

Crazy Stuff You See While Riding The CTA

Oh, the things you will see on the CTA.

02/12/2014

South Shore Train

South Shore Train Extension Picks Up Some Momentum

In March, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board could review proposals for an environmental impact study of an eight-mile extension of the South Shore commuter rail line.

01/24/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Commuters Still Have Rough Ride After Last Week’s Brutal Weather

While Metra is try to put problems behind it, commuters are still experiencing them, such as extremely crowded trains in the wake of last week’s weather delays and cancellations.

01/15/2014

(Credit: AP)

Wind, Blowing Snow Could Be Problem For Afternoon Rush

Tuesday morning’s snowfall combined with blustery winds this afternoon could cause visibility issues for commuters during the evening rush.

12/17/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Allowing Guns On Public Transportation Is Madness

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says lawmakers shouldn’t cave to the demands of the NRA that Chicago commuters be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

02/26/2013

Pastor Peggy McClanahan, of Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ in Oak Lawn, offers Ash Wednesday rites to commuters at the Metra station on 95th Street on Feb. 13, 2013. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Some Pastors Offer ‘Ashes To Go’ For Commuters On Ash Wednesday

For the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, some ministers were catering to commuters, by placing ashes on their foreheads as they waited for their trains.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Report: Many Suburbs Are Hospitable For Commuters Without Cars

A new report says many suburbs are transit-friendly – that is, hospitable for those who are not traveling with a car.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Riders Rush To Buy Tickets Before Fare Hike

Irritated commuters rushed Tuesday to buy Metra tickets before fare hikes averaging 25 percent go into effect Wednesday, but they couldn’t buy more than a month’s worth of discounted 10-ride passes, thanks to a Metra policy designed to prevent stockpiling.

01/31/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Steps Up Campaign To Spot Lax Fare Collectors

Metra is stepping up its campaign to spot conductors who are lax about collecting fares.

09/19/2011

credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Metra Will No Longer Accept Laminated Cards

If you hold a Metra monthly pass, and you have been laminating the ticket so that it won’t get torn up — stop.

WBBM Newsradio–08/27/2011

Wacker Drive Reconstruction

Wacker Drive Rehab Creates Commuter Confusion

A facelift for Wacker Drive has been leaving frown lines on many commuters, especially pedestrians.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Metra Train

Study: Metra Trains Save Commuters Money

A study shows that Chicago area commuters are saving gas and money by riding Metra trains.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2010