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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

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

(Credit: CTA)

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

(Credit: CBS)

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

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