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A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Steps Up Enforcement Against Graffiti

The CTA’s stepped-up war on graffiti continues, and officials believe it is yielding results.

06/14/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Blue Line Service To O’Hare Resumes After Ammonia Leak Secured

Blue Line trains have resumed service between Rosemont and O’Hare International Airport, after the airport station was closed for nearly four hours due to an ammonia leak.

06/12/2014

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Former CTA Workers Faked Own Kids’ Deaths, Stole Coworkers’ IDs

Two former CTA employees are accused of submitting fake death certificates for their children and stealing coworkers’ identities to take thousands of dollars in retirement funds from a transit agency program.

06/11/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

New CTA Rail Cars Not Expected Until 2019 At The Earliest

Until the 5000 series began delivery, CTA had the oldest rapid transit fleet in the nation. It hopes to reduce the average age to less than 10 years by 2022.

06/11/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Man Struck And Killed By Orange Line Train

Service on the CTA Orange Line was disrupted for about two hours on Tuesday, after a man was struck and killed by a train near the Ashland station.

06/10/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Moving Closer To Full Conversion To Ventra

Sunday marks another step in the CTA’s conversion to the Ventra fare card, as riders will no longer be able to load money onto their magnetic strip cards or Chicago and Chicago Plus cards.

05/31/2014

CTA train. (CBS)

Chicago Tribune Reporter Charged With Kicking Out CTA Train Window

Chicago Tribune reporter Jeff Coen was charged with a misdemeanor after police say a a CTA surveillance camera caught him kicking out a window of a CTA train earlier this month, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

05/26/2014

UP West Metra Train

Despite Unclear Future, RTA Signs $5 Million Ad Campaign

The Regional Transportation Authority may not even be around in a few months, yet it has just signed a 38-month, $5 million advertising contract targeting markets that have eluded the area’s transit agencies.

05/21/2014

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Claypool: Whistleblower Off-Base On CTA Budget

A former CTA employee who says he was axed for blowing the whistle on what he called unrealistic budget projections “has no clue what he’s talking about,’’ CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday

05/15/2014

Pace Bus

Pace To Offer New Express Service To Brookfield Zoo

Pace wants to make it easier this summer for CTA riders to get to the Brookfield Zoo.

05/15/2014

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

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