The polar vortex has blown a hole in the CTA and Pace budgets, but neither agency is pushing the panic button yet.
When Ventra was first unveiled in September, there were massive teething problems.
Trains were still running normally, but were not stopping at the Grand station in either direction.
Two CTA buses were targeted and had their windows broken Thursday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
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.
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.
The mayor said the city will step up pothole filling efforts to make sure the buses have smooth streets on which to drive.
The CTA will be getting an early start on a four-year project to completely overhaul the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line.
The employee was working with a shovel along the northbound tracks of the Yellow Line, about two blocks from the Oakton Street station.
Oh, the things you will see on the CTA.
Service along the CTA’s Yellow Line has been suspended after a train collided with a vehicle near in the north suburbs.
A CTA Purple Line train derailed Friday evening in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, halting service in both directions.
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.
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.
A judge has set a Feb. 18 trial date in a dispute between a musician and the CTA over a damaged viola.
The cold weather has created an unpleasant trend on the CTA’s Red Line.
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.
Services have resumed after a CTA Yellow Line train derailed Tuesday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.
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.
Conditions improved and service resumed at the Chicago/State station at 6:55 a.m.