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A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

CTA Drivers To Begin Asking Passengers To Give Up Seats For Seniors, Disabled Riders

CTA is turning up the heat a bit on riders who hog priority seating space with strollers when seniors or riders with disabilities are on board.

05/14/2014

Eddie Palacios, a TSA worker, stood in front of a moving Blue Line train to get it to stop before it hit a woman who fell on the tracks on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/Jim McKinney
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TSA Worker Receives ‘Award Of Valor’ For Saving Woman Who Fell On CTA Tracks

A TSA employee who jumped in front of a CTA Blue Line train last month to save a woman who’d fallen on the tracks was being honored by the Department of Homeland Security.

05/14/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

Holdouts Finally Making The Switch To Ventra

More than 200 people lined up at the Jefferson Park branch library to make the switch Thursday. A few elderly customers said they merely waited until CTA came to them, because the trip to CTA headquarters in the West Loop was too much.

05/09/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

CTA ‘Pleased’ With #AskVentra Twitter Questions

The CTA took questions on Twitter for an hour Wednesday about Ventra and it didn’t even melt down any computers.

05/07/2014

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Adds Cameras As Crime On Transit System Drops

The Emanuel administration says the Chicago Transit Authority now has surveillance cameras on just about every conveyance, and crime is coming down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/07/2014

Ventra reader (CBS)

CTA, Pace Begin Phasing Out Old Fare Cards Ahead Of Full Switch To Ventra

CTA officials said 86 percent of its fares are now paid with a Ventra card, and the agency is pushing the last of its riders to make the switch to Ventra. Pace riders have been slower to make the change, with about 60 percent of the suburban bus agency’s fares paid with Ventra cards.

05/01/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Riders Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Skokie Swift

Riders cheerfully filled the seats and stood in the aisles, swapping stories about rides on the Swift, also known as the Yellow Line, which links downtown Skokie with the Howard ‘L’ terminal.

04/27/2014

Artistic rendering of an elevated bypass project along the Brown, Red and Purple Lines in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

North Side Business Gearing Up For Fight With CTA Over Land Grab

The CTA has identified the roughly 20 buildings that will have to go to make room for a proposed bypass for the Red and Purple lines.

04/25/2014

Skokie Swift

CTA’s Skokie Swift Turns 50 Years Old

The CTA’s Skokie Swift is turning 50 years old, and there’s a party Saturday to mark the anniversary.

04/23/2014

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Vehicle Hits Roseland Bus Stop After Police Chase, Five Hurt

Five people were hurt after a vehicle hit a bus stop Tuesday night after a police chase in the Roseland neighborhood.

04/23/2014

Surveillance images of three separate incidents of taggers spray-painting graffiti on CTA trains in 2014. (Credit: Chicago Transit Authority)

CTA Cameras Helping Catch More Vandals

The CTA said its hundreds of security cameras have helped police make 60 vandalism arrests through the first three months of 2014 — the same number of graffiti arrests as all of last year.

04/22/2014

Ganaa Otgoo (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Arrested For Attacking Senior On Yellow Line Train

Ganaa Otgoo, 32, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street was charged with one count of aggravated battery for the March 28 attack, according to Skokie Police.

04/18/2014

Steve Johnson may be displaced by the planned overhaul of the Red, Purple and Brown lines. (Steve Miller)

Some North Side Residents Not Happy To Be Displaced By CTA Overhaul

WBBM’s Steve Miller has reaction from one of the areas that would be most affected.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of the track-level view of an elevated bypass project along the Red, Brown and Purple Lines north of the Belmont station in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

Tunney Wary Of Project For Lakeview “L” Overpass

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of an elevated bypass project along the Brown, Red and Purple Lines in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Bypass Project Would Eliminate Bottleneck For Red, Brown, Purple Lines

The CTA would have to acquire and tear down 16 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood to make way for a $320 million rail bypass that would eliminate a longstanding bottleneck along the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.

04/17/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line South

The CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.

04/17/2014

Red Line Train

First Phase Of Red/Purple Line Rebuild May Start In 2017

Starting as early as 2017, the CTA plans to rebuild four stations and replace track and elevated structures on the north part of the Red Line.

04/16/2014

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

Nine Injured In CTA Bus Crash On Near West Side

Nine people were hurt when a van went through a red light and struck a CTA bus Tuesday afternoon on the Near West Side.

04/15/2014

A camera inside a room that CTA workers say is sometimes used to change clothing. (CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

04/11/2014

Passengers walk along the tracks at the scene of a Blue Line train derailment. (Courtesy: Dan Hamilton)

Blue Line Train Derails After Hitting Truck Tire On Tracks

A southbound Blue Line train leaving the Cicero station hit an automobile tire that was on the tracks about 7:45 p.m., CTA spokesman Brian Steele said. No injuries were reported.

04/10/2014

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