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A construction accident caused the ground to erode under the CTA Yellow Line tracks at the McCormick Boulevard viaduct on Sunday, forcing the CTA to shut down the Yellow Line until repairs can be made. (Credit: CBS)

Repairs To CTA Yellow Line To Take “Several Weeks”

Travel to and from Skokie by CTA won’t be Swift for a while, after an embankment crumbled, falling away completely from the tracks. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) said Tuesday that it will take “several weeks to complete this (repair) work properly.”

05/20/2015

A construction accident caused the ground to erode under the CTA Yellow Line tracks at the McCormick Boulevard viaduct on Sunday, forcing the CTA to shut down the Yellow Line until repairs can be made. (Credit: CBS)

Emails Indicate Construction Mishap May Have Caused Yellow Line Collapse

Yellow Line riders are in for a long delay, as it could up a month before trains are running again, after tracks were damaged by a ground collapse.

05/19/2015

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Man Struck And Killed By CTA Bus In Canaryville

About 9:06 p.m., the 62-year-old was in the 4300 block of South Halsted Street when he “possibly tripped off the sidewalk” and was hit by a CTA bus traveling north, said police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

05/19/2015

A construction accident caused the ground to erode under the CTA Yellow Line tracks at the McCormick Boulevard viaduct on Sunday, forcing the CTA to shut down the Yellow Line until repairs can be made. (Credit: CBS)

Yellow Line Service To Be Shut Down For At Least Several Days Due To Embankment Erosion

The CTA Yellow Line between Skokie and the Rogers Park neighborhood could be out of service for a few days, after an embankment was washed out due to a construction accident.

05/18/2015

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Yellow Line Suspended For Track Problem

All service is suspended on the line that runs between Chicago and Skokie, according to the CTA. However, shuttle buses are providing connecting service through the affected area.

05/18/2015

Ventra App

Rollout Of Ventra App Delayed Until Fall

CTA spokesperson Tammy Chase said the area’s transit agencies are going to bring in between 20 and 30 experienced beta testers from the Smart Chicago Collaborative’s Civic User Testing Group to iron out those problems that exist.

05/15/2015

A Green Line train approaches an 'L' station. (Credit: Chicago Transit Authority)

Anticipating Rauner’s Cuts, CTA Trims $21M From Budget

Outgoing CTA President Forrest Claypool evaded the question when asked by WBBM Wednesday if the agency is considering fare hikes or service cuts, but CTA chief financial officer Ron DeNard said the agency will be able to erase $21 million in subsidies for reduced fares without resorting to such measures.

05/13/2015

Red Line Train

Two Taken To Hospital After Person Falls On Red Line Tracks

A female of unknown age fell on the tracks at the Lake station at 188 N. State St. about 9:20 a.m., according to the CTA and Fire Media Affairs. It was unclear whether she was hit by the train. The train conductor also was taken to Northwestern, authorities said. He did not suffer any physical injuries, but was shaken up by the incident.

05/13/2015

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Critic: Cameras Aren’t Preventing Violent Crime On Trains

(CBS) — When the doors of a CTA train close, how safe are you? In just over two weeks, two women have been attacked, one brutally. Both suspects were caught, but what’s being done to […]

05/11/2015

Ronald Sparks (Chicago Police Department)

Police Charge Suspect In Attempted Rape On CTA

Ronald Sparks, 34, was detained early Monday after he was observed smoking on a CTA train car, police said. He allegedly attacked a female rider over the weekend on the Red Line.

05/11/2015

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

CTA Using New System To Reduce Bus Bunching

The goal is to reduce instances of multiple buses on the same route arriving at stops at the same time, by allowing drivers to communicate with the CTA control center in real time.

05/11/2015

Surveillance footage of a man suspected of attempting to sexually assault a woman on a North Side Red Line train early Sunday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

CTA Red Line Assault Suspect Arrested

Police have a suspect in custody following an attempted sexual assault on the CTA Red Line.

05/11/2015

Dorval Carter Jr. (Credit: U.S. Dept. Of Transportation)

Former CTA Executive To Replace Claypool In Top Spot

Get ready for a new man in the driver’s seat at the CTA. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to name a man with more than 30 years of public transportation experience in Chicago and Washington as the transit agency’s new president on Tuesday.

05/05/2015

Noor Jalil (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Accused Serial Attacker Charged With Another Incident On CTA

Noor Jalil allegedly boarded a crowded train at the Clark and Lake stop and pressed his groin against a woman passenger.

04/30/2015

Red Line Train

CTA To Close 2 North Side Stations For Red/Purple Line Renovations

The CTA’s ambitious $1.7 billion Red and Purple Modernization project will be completed in two phases over four years, starting with the closure of the Lawrence and Berwyn stations for 18 months beginning in 2017.

04/29/2015

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)

Fatigued Driver, Design Flaws Blamed For 2014 O’Hare Blue Line Derailment

NTSB officials pointed to the trip arms and bumping posts at the O’Hare terminal at the end of the tracks, saying neither could adequately slow or stop the train, after the operator nodded off while pulling into the terminal.

04/28/2015

Forrest Claypool

Mayor Emanuel Taps CTA Boss As His Next Chief Of Staff

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the mayor’s gain could be bus and train riders’ loss.

04/24/2015

Police are searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman on a Blue Line train Monday afternoon. | Chicago Police photo

Teen Charged In CTA Attack Spent Stolen Money On Junk Food, Track Suits: Prosecutors

Details emerged Thursday about the alleged sexual assault of a CTA Blue Line passenger by a 15-year-old suspect.

04/23/2015

A woman tells police she was grabbed outside this CTA station over the weekend and held against her will for three days. (CBS)

Police: Story Of Kidnapping Outside CTA Station Is A Hoax

The purported victim told police she was hit in the head by a man around 8:45 a.m. Saturday outside the Pink Line Pulaski station. She said she had been dragged into an abandoned building and kept there for three days.

04/16/2015

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Woman Killed By Blue Line Train In Irving Park

The incident occurred about 6:30 a.m. when the woman was hit by an O’Hare-bound train at the Irving Park stop, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said.

04/10/2015

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