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A CTA train. (CBS)

Normal Blue Line Service Resuming After Major Delays

After commuters had to deal with nearly four hours of major delays on the Blue Line, due to a power outage on tracks near a downtown subway station, CTA officials said service was returning to normal Wednesday afternoon.

06/25/2014

A CTA bus driver broke up a fight and kicked a rider off the bus. (Credit: Facebook)

WATCH: CTA Bus Driver Confiscates Gun, Kicks Rider Off Bus

A video posted on the Facebook page, “People of the CTA,” shows a bus driver confiscating a gun and kicking at least one person off his bus last week, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

06/25/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Mechanical Problem Blamed For Last Week’s CTA Train Derailment

CBS 2 has learned why a CTA Orange Line train derailed last week, causing pieces of wood and metal fasteners like these to rain down on the busy road and sidewalk below the tracks.

06/24/2014

A conceptual rendering of "Sanctuary" by artist Doug Fogelson which will be installed at the CTA's 69th Street Red Line Station. (Rendering Supplied By City of Chicago)

CTA Unveils Renderings For Red Line Station Artwork

The city of Chicago and the CTA unveiled renderings on Monday for original artwork that will be installed on eight South Side Red Line stations between the Cermak-Chinatown stop and the 87th Street Station.

06/23/2014

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

Man Stabbed In Fight On CTA Bus

A man was stabbed on A CTA bus Sunday on the West Side and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

06/22/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Questions Remain After Debris Fell From ‘L’ Tracks

CTA investigators are still looking into what caused a Loop “L” train to derail Tuesday.

06/18/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

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
@TSAMedia_JimM)

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

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