Buses remained the most popular option for public transit users in Chicago last year, although rail ridership set a new record for the CTA.
The transit agency’s board approved a switch from fluorescent to LED interior lighting Wednesday.
Just like any metropolitan city, it can be difficult to navigate Chicago streets to get to Soldier Field. Even local residents can find it difficult to nail down the routes to take to a Bears home game. However, knowing some simple public transportation and regulations for local travelers can help make the process easier.
The CTA is taking heat for its plan to discontinue a dozen bus lines and redistribute the buses to more heavily-patronized routes as it also steps up ‘L’ service on most of its rapid transit lines.
The CTA is in no hurry to put its newest ‘L’ cars back into service, despite newly-completed repairs.
For the first time in 15 years, CTA will accept ads for beer, wine and hard liquor. The change in policy is expected to generate an additional $3.2 million for the cash-strapped agency.
A few of the 1,300 United Airlines employees relocating to Chicago got the chance Wednesday to tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel what they do and don’t like about their new home.