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The ‘Voice Of The CTA’ Is A Cheesehead

The cover of the CTA voice-over guy has been blown, and it has been learned he is an interloper from north of the border, according to a published report in DNA Info.

17 hours ago

Firefighters battle a fire at a building in Lincoln Park. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Blaze At Former School Building

CTA train service has been suspended between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters continue working to extinguish an extra-alarm fire Monday morning at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.

11/18/2014

The CTA's new Ventra card. (CBS)

CTA Cracking Down On Misuse Of Reduced Fare Transit Cards

CTA president Forrest Claypool says misuse of reduced and free transit cards is both immoral and costly to the agency so he’s cracking down on the $3 million annual scam.

11/12/2014

The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Video Shows High-Speed Ride Along CTA Red Line

For the first time, the CTA is offering front-seat views of its rail lines.

11/12/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Green Line Suspensions Begin Saturday

The Green Line will experience partial suspension Saturday through Monday, as the CTA ramps up construction of the new Cermak-McCormick Place station.

11/08/2014

Robert Weaver (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Man Charged With Armed Robbery On Orange Line

Robert Weaver, 47, of the 5000 block of South May Street faces three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm in connection with the July 16 robbery, according to Chicago Police.

11/07/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Retires Last Of 2400-Series Train Cars Built In 1970s

The CTA is marking another milestone in the modernization of its rapid transit fleet.

11/03/2014

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

CTA Budget For 2015 Includes No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

The $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines — taking advantage of the hundreds of new ‘L’ cars that have been added to the fleet.

10/27/2014

CTA turnstiles

Chicago Police To Begin Random Explosives Screenings At CTA Stations

Starting Nov. 3, if you ride the “L,” prepare to be asked to hand your bags, purses, or suitcases to a Chicago police officer for screening at some stations.

10/24/2014

Photo Of The Garfield Park Conservatory CTA Station On The Green Line. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Report: Bluetooth Tracking Beacons Installed Near CTA Train Stations

Beacons that can track smartphones via Bluetooth were installed near CTA train stations in Chicago, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.

10/22/2014

Artist's rendering of renovated platform at the Damen station on the Blue Line. (Credit: CTA)

Damen Blue Line Station Closed For 2 Months

The Wicker Park neighborhood station will be closed for 63 days and is scheduled to reopen Dec. 22, according to the CTA’s website. Blue Line service is available at the adjacent stations, Western and Divison.

10/20/2014

Juan Juarez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Sex Abuse Of Woman On CTA Train

A man was charged with aggravated battery and sexual abuse after a “sexually related incident” in a train car in Lincoln Park last spring.

10/17/2014

A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

New App Will Allow Ventra Users To Manage Account On Their Smart Phone

Metra riders are used to carrying a ticket and tucking that paper under the metal tab in front of you. But CBS 2′s Ed Curran says a new app will soon let you buy a ticket for Metra on your phone and keep it there.

10/15/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Chicago Woman Campaigning To Stop Sexual Harassment On CTA

A Chicago woman says there’s a real difference between unsolicited compliments and sexual harassment in public places, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/15/2014

Iesah James (Credit: Chicago Police_

$25,000 Bond For Woman Charged With Using Stun Gun On Bus Driver

A woman has been charged with aggravated battery and ordered held on a $25,000 bond after she allegedly used a stun gun on a CTA bus driver Friday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

10/13/2014

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

22 Hurt When CTA Bus Hits Pole In Englewood

A CTA spokesperson said a #9/Ashland bus was heading south on Ashland Avenue around 8:45 a.m., when it struck a pole at 72nd Street.

10/10/2014

Lorenzo Jones is charged with firing an assault rifle at a Blue Line train. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Firing Assault Rifle At Blue Line Train

A 25-year-old man has been charged with firing an assault rifle at a CTA train inside a subway station on Thursday.

10/10/2014

Police cordon off part of the LaSalle subway station on the CTA Blue Line, after someone fired a shot or shots on the platform as a train was arriving. (Credit: CBS)

Man Fires Assault Rifle At Blue Line Subway Station; No One Injured

A gunman was in custody Thursday after firing shots on a Blue Line subway platform.

10/09/2014

(Credit: People Of The CTA)

Attention CTA Riders: Mind Your Manners

When it comes to minding your manners on public transit, here are some important rules.

10/02/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Blue Line Service Getting Back To Normal After Debris Blocked Trains

Normal service has resumed on the Blue Line, after nearly nine hours of significant delays, due to a pile of wet concrete that fell on the tracks on the Near West Side early Tuesday.

09/30/2014

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