Mayor Emanuel speaking on the reinstatement of express bus service on Ashland and Western avenues. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

CTA Bringing Back Express Bus Service On Ashland, Western Avenues

The CTA ended the express service on the #9 Ashland and #49 Western routes in 2010 as part of budget cuts but now the routes are back.


Pedestrians slog through white-out conditions in downtown Chicago. (CBS)

Latest Blast Of Winter, Including ‘Thundersnow,’ Makes Commute Treacherous

Authorities across the Chicago region reported several weather-related accidents, including a pileup that closed lanes on Interstate 55 at Illinois Route 47, south of Morris.


UP West Metra Train

RTA Introducing New Signs To Help Riders Find Transfers

If you have ever become lost trying to transfer between Metra, CTA and Pace, the RTA has heard your complaint, and is trying to do something about it.


Pace To Test New Flexible Routes In Lake County

One of the hassles of riding the bus is the dash to get to the corner, several blocks away, to catch it.


Expressway Traffic

Village Of Skokie Asks Residents To Leave Cars At Home

The Village of Skokie is asking residents to leave the car at home this Friday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/21/2012

Snow plows clear the road on highway. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Chris Oberholtz)

Transportation Officials To Showcase Ideas For Illiana Expressway

PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) — The latest Illiana Expressway proposals go before the public Tuesday and Wednesday night in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments will […]

WBBM Newsradio–07/31/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin Fights To Protect Illinois Transportation

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will be at the table, when members of the House and Senate try to find agreement on the nation’s next transportation bill.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Empty Classroom

City Colleges To Open High-Tech Facility For Transportation Career Training

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn announced plans Tuesday morning for a new City College facility to train students for transportation and logistics careers.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Unemployment Line

Job Cuts Down In Last Month, Up From Last Year

Ahead of a key government jobs report for February coming up Friday, a Chicago-based research firm says downsizing by employers eased last month.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2012

Rep. Daniel Lipinski, Rep. Robert Dold

Reps Lipinski, Dold: Don’t End Gas Tax Funding For Mass Transit

A pair of Illinois congressmen reached across the aisle to fight against ending gas tax funding for public transit.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2012

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Insider’s Guide To Chicago Transportation

Take a look through these easy – and cheap – ways to explore Chicago. People watching required.


Dick Durbin

Durbin Concerned About Funding For Transit Projects

CHICAGO (CBS) — Speaking at a news conference at Union Station yesterday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s concerned what this week has in store for the 3.4 million passengers who ride trains in and […]


Job Fair

Nearly 10,000 Attend Transportation Job Fair At Chicago State

With renewed worries about the economy in the wake of the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating, nearly 10,000 people showed up for a job fair hosted by Congressman bobby Rush on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

Scales Of Justice

North Chicago School Officials Indicted

A former North Chicago school board member and the district’s former transportation director are under federal indictment today.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Says He’s A ‘Supporter’ Of Peotone Airport

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday shrugged off charges from U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) that Illinois is stalling on a third airport in Peotone.

WBBM Newsradio–07/12/2011

(credit: Pilar Clark)

Guide To: O’Hare Airport

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) provides globetrotters with more connections to more destinations than any other airport in the world. With travelers totaling around 200,000 on a daily basis, O’Hare received the Global Traveler Award for “Best Airport in North America” for the tenth consecutive year in a row.


Empty Classroom

School Districts Stand To Lose More Money From State

Throughout the school year, the state has delayed promised payments to school districts. Now it may just eliminate some of the promised funding.

WBBM Newsradio–06/02/2011

Allstate Arena DePaul

Guide To Allstate Arena

Allstate Arena has had quite the run over the past 30 years serving as one of the most iconic and largest indoor entertainment venues in the Chicago area. Here’s a roundup of everything you need to know!