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Ganaa Otgoo (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Arrested For Attacking Senior On Yellow Line Train

Ganaa Otgoo, 32, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street was charged with one count of aggravated battery for the March 28 attack, according to Skokie Police.

04/18/2014

Steve Johnson may be displaced by the planned overhaul of the Red, Purple and Brown lines. (Steve Miller)

Some North Side Residents Not Happy To Be Displaced By CTA Overhaul

WBBM’s Steve Miller has reaction from one of the areas that would be most affected.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of the track-level view of an elevated bypass project along the Red, Brown and Purple Lines north of the Belmont station in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

Tunney Wary Of Project For Lakeview “L” Overpass

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of an elevated bypass project along the Brown, Red and Purple Lines in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Bypass Project Would Eliminate Bottleneck For Red, Brown, Purple Lines

The CTA would have to acquire and tear down 16 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood to make way for a $320 million rail bypass that would eliminate a longstanding bottleneck along the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.

04/17/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line South

The CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.

04/17/2014

Red Line Train

First Phase Of Red/Purple Line Rebuild May Start In 2017

Starting as early as 2017, the CTA plans to rebuild four stations and replace track and elevated structures on the north part of the Red Line.

04/16/2014

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

Nine Injured In CTA Bus Crash On Near West Side

Nine people were hurt when a van went through a red light and struck a CTA bus Tuesday afternoon on the Near West Side.

04/15/2014

A camera inside a room that CTA workers say is sometimes used to change clothing. (CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

04/11/2014

Passengers walk along the tracks at the scene of a Blue Line train derailment. (Courtesy: Dan Hamilton)

Blue Line Train Derails After Hitting Truck Tire On Tracks

A southbound Blue Line train leaving the Cicero station hit an automobile tire that was on the tracks about 7:45 p.m., CTA spokesman Brian Steele said. No injuries were reported.

04/10/2014

The Seoul, South Korea subway system

The World’s Subway Maps Show How Poor Transit Is In Chicago

Studying subway maps around the world results in one conclusion: Chicago’s subway design sucks.

04/10/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

NTSB: Blue Line ‘Trip Stop’ At O’Hare Was Too Close To The End Of The Track

NTSB officials had previously said the train’s operator, Brittney Haywood, admitted falling asleep at the controls as the train was pulling into the O’Hare station, but that automated systems in place were designed to stop the train if she did not hit the brakes.

04/07/2014

Brittney Haywood proudly posted a photo of her CTA operator permit on Instagram after getting it in December 2013. (Credit: Instagram)

CTA Fires Operator In Blue Line Crash At O’Hare

CTA officials were taking steps to fire the train operator who fell asleep at the controls of a Blue Line train before it crashed at O’Hare International Airport last month.

04/04/2014

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CTA Backtracks On Plan To Close Wrigleyville ‘L’ Stop On Cubs’ Opening Day

A customer alert that was posted Thursday afternoon on the CTA website said Red Line trains would bypass Addison northbound between 10:50 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Friday, despite the 1:20 p.m. Opening Day start.

04/03/2014

Eddie Palacios, a TSA worker, stood in front of a moving Blue Line train to get it to stop before it hit a woman who fell on the tracks on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/Jim McKinney
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TSA Worker Who Helped Save Woman From Train: ‘I’m Kind Of Embarrassed’

A TSA worker who helped save a woman who fell onto a set of subway tracks on Wednesday downplayed his decision to jump in front of a moving CTA Blue Line train.

04/03/2014

The Blue Line station at O'Hare International Airport reopened Sunday, six days after a train derailed and crashed into an escalator at the end of the track. (Credit: John Waelti)

No Delays For Blue Line After O’Hare Station Reopens

It has been smooth sailing so far for the reopened CTA station at O’Hare International Airport, after Blue Line trains got their major test since a derailment and crash one week ago.

03/31/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Blame Game Between CTA, Union Continues In Wake Of O’Hare Train Crash

The CTA’s worker union says the sleeping operator whose train crashed at O’Hare on Monday had worked 69 hours the previous week — a claim the transit agency denies. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/28/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Repairs Continue At O’Hare Blue Line Station; Weekend Reopening Expected

The station has been closed since early Monday, when a Blue Line train derailed and smashed into an escalator at the end of the platform, injuring 37 people.

03/28/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Derailed CTA Train Removed From O’Hare; Station Could Reopen By Weekend

CTA officials have removed damaged train cars from the escalator and platform at O’Hare International Airport, and hope to reopen the station by this weekend, following a Blue Line derailment that injured more than 30 people earlier this week.

03/27/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

NTSB: CTA Operator Dozed Off, Didn’t Wake Up Until Crash At O’Hare

Federal investigators said the woman who was operating the Blue Line that crashed at O’Hare International Airport on Monday admitted she dozed off before the crash, and didn’t wake up until it derailed and slammed into an escalator.

03/26/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

NTSB: Automated Stopping System Activated Before Blue Line Crash

Federal investigators said an automated braking system known as a “track trip” activated just before a CTA Blue Line train derailed at O’Hare International Airport and plowed into an escalator, but it’s not clear if the system applied the brakes as quickly as it should.

03/25/2014

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