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How To Save Money On A Trip To Europe

With a little bit of planning, a trip to Europe can be surprisingly affordable.

09/10/2014

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How To Save Money On Traveling – Taking Public Transportation

Here is your practical guide on how to save money by taking public transportation, including fare, timetable and system map information.

06/12/2014

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The World’s Coolest Train Stations

Despite the abundance of public transportation options, trains remain a popular and consistent way to travel easily. Check out the world’s coolest train stations.

11/13/2013

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Task Force Gets To Work To Fix Illinois Public Transit Problems

Governor Pat Quinn’s transit task force has morphed from checking up on Metra to designing a transit system that’s the envy of the world after a few local issues are settled. John Cody reports on day one.

09/03/2013

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Aldermen Urge Public Transportation Use For Cubs, Sox Games

Opening day has arrived for the Cubs, and the team and the local alderman are urging fans to use public transportation.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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Former Secret Service Agent Discusses Security Plans For NATO Summit

For the first time, organizers of May’s NATO summit have laid out some details of security and crowd control plans that will be in place downtown and near McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

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New Travel Policy Tells City Employees To Take CTA For Work

New travel mileage and reimbursement policies for city employees announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Saturday include, for the first time, a clearly defined, enforceable policy that encourages employees to use public transportation.

10/08/2011

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the Carolina Panthers have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options. The Bears host the Panthers at noon at Soldier Field.

10/01/2011

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City’s Transportation Commissioner Envisions New Bike System

The man that Rahm Emmanuel brought in as Chicago Transportation Commissioner came from Washington D.C., where he instituted what seems to be a successful bike rent and share program. Now, he is trying it here.

09/25/2011

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the Green Bay Packers have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options. The Bears host the Packers at 3:15 p.m. at Soldier Field.

09/25/2011

'L' Train Riders

Free Public Transit For Seniors Now Over

Free public transportation is no longer available to all senior citizens in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

CTA Police Deployment

50 New Police Officers To Be Deployed On CTA

City officials announced Wednesday that new police officers will be hired, and trained to protect passengers on the Chicago Transit Authority system.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

Kennedy Expressway Traffic

Silver Lining? High Gas Prices Seem To Keep Cars Off Roads

There are signs the gasoline price crisis may be making Chicago traffic jams a little easier to bear.

04/13/2011

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Gas Prices Have Commuters Weighing Tough Choices

Rising gas prices have everyone thinking about the best way to get around. Public transportation is highly touted, but is it the smart way to go?

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

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Commuters Can Use Pre-Tax Income For Public Transit

People who work in Cook County can pay their fares for public transportation using pre-tax income, and companies have an incentive to participate.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2011

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

CHICAGO (STMW) – Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the New York Jets have plenty of ways to get to the game — including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options.

12/26/2010

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Pace To Start Advertising Announcements On Buses

Soon, like it or not, you will hear a lot more than bus stop announcements coming from the loudspeakers aboard some Pace buses.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2010

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Free Rides For Seniors To Continue, For Now

Free rides for seniors will be eliminated on Chicago area public transit lines, but not until next year at the earliest.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

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City, Suburbs Offer Public Transportation To Bears Game

CHICAGO (STMW) – Football fans attending Sunday’s Bears game against the Seattle Seahawks have plenty of ways to get to the game – including CTA, Metra, Pace and numerous parking lot options.

10/17/2010

United Center

Guide To United Center

Everything you need to know about the UC!

10/03/2010