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Surveillance images of suspects who stole cell phones from victims on a Green Line train at the Pulaski stop. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cellphones Stolen On Green Line Trains In West Garfield Park

Police have released surveillance photos of suspects in two cellphone robberies on the CTA Green Line last week in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

04/08/2015

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Judge: CTA Must Allow Anti-Emanuel Leaflets

The temporary restraining order will remain in effect until after the April 7 runoff election, Judge Robert Dow said in an 18-page opinion. The CTA also can’t discipline or threaten to discipline employees for passing out the materials.

04/02/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

Transit Workers Union Files Suit Against CTA Over Distributing Campaign Material

The Amalgamated Transit Union claims the CTA has banned workers from sharing literature and talking about anything related to the 2015 Mayoral Race. As a result, they’ve filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of First Amendment rights of transit workers.

03/31/2015

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CTA Rider Satisfaction Down, But Still High

The vast majority of customers are satisfied with their CTA service, but fewer feel that way than three years ago — especially if they are bus riders, a study indicates.

03/30/2015

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

Prior To Blue Line Crash, Operator Worked Long Hours, Nursed Cold, Went To Flag-Football Practice

One year after a runaway Blue Line train crashed and jumped an escalator at an O’Hare Airport terminal, federal officials have opened the files on the case.

03/26/2015

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

Man Found Dead On Blue Line Train At O’Hare

A man was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive on a CTA train at O’Hare International Airport early Monday.

03/23/2015

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Overall, Most Mass Transit Users Satisfied With Service

There’s some restlessness, but overall, Chicago-area mass transit users remain satisfied with service overall, despite delays, breakdowns, crowding and fare hikes, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

03/21/2015

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rail Advocates: Gov. Rauner’s Proposed Mass Transit Cuts Will Hurt Economic Development

Rail advocates in Chicago for a regional meeting say Governor Bruce Rauner is shooting himself in the foot by slashing funding for mass transit and regional Amtrak service. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.

03/21/2015

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RTA Chief Warns Of Higher Fares, Reduced Service Under Rauner Budget

The region’s top transit official warned Thursday that CTA, Metra, and Pace fare hikes and service cuts would be “difficult to avoid” if the legislature enacts budget cuts proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget.

03/19/2015

Artistic rendering of a new $75 million CTA station at Washington Street and Wabash Avenue, which would replace two existing stops on Wabash at Randolph and Madison streets. (Credit: Chicago Department of Transportation)

CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Loop Stop; South Shore Line Adding New Express Trains

The CTA permanently closed its Madison/Wabash ‘L’ stop overnight. The station, built in 1896, was one of the oldest on the CTA elevated system. Demolition of the 118-year-old ‘L’ stop is the first step toward replacing it with a state-of-the-art station on Wabash between Madison and Washington.

03/16/2015

The Madison/Wabash Loop 'L' stop. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Sunday The Final Day For Madison/Wabash ‘L’ Station

Time is running out for the Madison/Wabash Loop ‘L’ stop.

03/15/2015

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

CTA: Rauner’s Proposed Cuts Deeper Than We Thought

The draconian cut in state aid to the CTA proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget might be even bigger than first thought.

03/11/2015

Design rendering for the planned reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line station, looking west on Wilson Ave from Broadway showing the new ‘L’ structure, modern main entrance on the left, and platforms overhead. (Credit: CTA)

Delays Ahead For Red, Purple Lines As CTA Wilson Project Enters Next Phase

Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.

03/09/2015

CTA passengers board Blue Line trains at the Logan Square subway station. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Ridership Down Overall, But Train Rides Set New Record

Buses remained the most popular option for public transit users in Chicago last year, although rail ridership set a new record for the CTA.

03/06/2015

The new bus stations will feature larger canopies and bus tracker screens. (Credit: CTA and CDOT)

Construction Of CTA’s Loop Link Bus Express Lanes To Start March 16

The Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Transit Authority announced the start date for construction of a new Loop bus transit project Monday.

03/02/2015

CTA train. (CBS)

Red Line, Purple Line Express Riders Face A Year Of Longer Morning Commutes

Starting March 9, when the next phase of the CTA’s Wilson Station Reconstruction project begins, the westernmost of four tracks between Wilson and Belmont will be taken out of commission and the Purple Express trains that use it now will instead share a Red Line North track during the morning rush hour.

02/27/2015

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The CTA Will Let You Rent ‘L’ Trains

If you want to board an L train without worrying it will be filled with manspreading bros (or if you want to board an L train and not feel guilty about manspreading), there’s a solution: rent your own.

02/26/2015

Several 3200 series CTA rail cars sit in the Kimball Rail Yard along the Brown Line. (Credit: CTA/Flickr)

More Than 250 ‘L’ Cars On Orange And Brown Lines To Be Upgraded

The transit agency says the cars will emerge from the rebuild more reliable and comfortable. In addition to the upgraded air conditioning units, wiring will be replaced, motors and batteries upgraded, along with doors, springs and control equipment. The makeover even includes pricey LED destination signs.

02/12/2015

The new Cermak-McCormick Place stop on the Green Line officially opened on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

CTA Opens Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station

The Cermak-McCormick Place station was scheduled to open for service at 5 a.m. at 12 E. Cermak Rd. The new station provides access to McCormick Place, Motor Row and other destinations on the Near South Side, according to the CTA.

02/09/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

New Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station Opens Sunday

Just in time for next weekend’s Chicago Auto Show, the CTA is opening its new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station.

02/07/2015

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