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Commuters wait on a snow-covered platform for an L train in the Wicker Park neighborhood on February 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. About six inches of snow fell on the city overnight marking the 34th day of measurable snow this season, well above the 18-day average. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Harsh Winter Takes A Toll On CTA, Pace Budgets

The polar vortex has blown a hole in the CTA and Pace budgets, but neither agency is pushing the panic button yet.

03/17/2014

Ventra reader (CBS)

Ventra Cards Become Only Way To Pay For CTA, Pace On July 1

When Ventra was first unveiled in September, there were massive teething problems.

03/14/2014

Crews appear at the scene of a water main break at Grand Avenue. (CBS)

Water Main Break Closes Blue Line Station At Grand

Trains were still running normally, but were not stopping at the Grand station in either direction.

03/10/2014

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

Windows Shattered On Two CTA Buses, May Have Been Targeted By Pellet Gun

Two CTA buses were targeted and had their windows broken Thursday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

02/27/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Begins Payments For Ventra After Improved Performance

CBS 2 has learned the CTA has quietly paid the makers of its Ventra card $2.4 million. That’s just for the first three months.

02/27/2014

Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Robbing Woman On Blue Line Train

Eric Carney, 22, of the 4800 block of South Chicago Beach Drive, was charged in connection with the robbery that happened about 6:10 a.m. Sunday after a train arrived at the Western Blue Line station at 1909 N. Western Ave.

02/27/2014

Interior view of a new CTA bus manufactured by Nova. The CTA has ordered 300 of the buses for delivery in 2014. (Credit: CBS)

CTA To Get 300 New Buses

The mayor said the city will step up pothole filling efforts to make sure the buses have smooth streets on which to drive.

02/26/2014

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

CTA’s $500 Million Blue Line Renovation To Begin Next Month

The CTA will be getting an early start on a four-year project to completely overhaul the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line.

02/24/2014

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

CTA Worker Hospitalized After Touching Third Rail On Yellow Line

The employee was working with a shovel along the northbound tracks of the Yellow Line, about two blocks from the Oakton Street station.

02/18/2014

(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

A CTA train. (CBS)

Yellow Line Service Delayed After Crash

Service along the CTA’s Yellow Line has been suspended after a train collided with a vehicle near in the north suburbs.

02/09/2014

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Purple Line Service Halted After Train Derails Leaving Howard Station

A CTA Purple Line train derailed Friday evening in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, halting service in both directions.

02/07/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

CTA’s Full Transition To Ventra At Least Two Months Away

CTA is a lot happier now with the Ventra farecard than it was even a month ago. But CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday that the final phase-out of old fare cards is at least two months off.

02/05/2014

Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chiberia Part 2: Deep Freeze To Last Through Wednesday

Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.

01/27/2014

(File Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Musician Suing CTA Over Damaged Viola

A judge has set a Feb. 18 trial date in a dispute between a musician and the CTA over a damaged viola.

01/24/2014

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Incidents Of Feces On L Trains Increasing In Cold Weather

The cold weather has created an unpleasant trend on the CTA’s Red Line.

01/20/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

With Ventra Back On The Rails, Transition To The New Fare Payment System Could Soon Resume

According to the Chicago Transit Authority, there could be a new transition schedule for the Ventra fare payment system as early as next month. This comes after the CTA set three performance standards for Cubic Transportation Systems — the company behind Ventra — back in November. As of January 1st, the CTA says Cubic has met these standards.

01/13/2014

A minor train derailment on the CTA Yellow Line. (Credit: CTA photo)

Yellow Line Resumes Service After Train Derailment

Services have resumed after a CTA Yellow Line train derailed Tuesday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.

01/07/2014

Ice builds up along Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Continues; So Do Icy Road Conditions, Travel Delays

Frigid conditions in the Chicago area continued to create problems for drivers, commuters, and air travelers, leaving passengers stuck at the airport, and even stranded on Amtrak trains headed to Chicago.

01/07/2014

Red Line Subway

Burst Pipe, Icy Mezzanine Prompt Closure Of Red Line Stop

Conditions improved and service resumed at the Chicago/State station at 6:55 a.m.

01/07/2014

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