| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A man was struck and killed by a Metra BNSF train this morning in Downers Grove, police said.
The man was hit by an eastbound train traveling on the southernmost tracks at Forest Avenue just before 10 a.m., according to Downers Grove Police Lt. Mike...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Every few months, about the time the seasons change, the CTA shifts its bus and train schedules to meet changes in ridership demands. As it gets warmer, the agency typically adds more service, in part, because of increased tourism and the baseball season....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:59 AM
The CTA will receive a cash infusion of at least a half-million dollars a year that won't come from the farebox, and some of it will be paid by customers who are hit by fees from the new Ventra prepaid debit card.
The transit agency's Ventra fare system...
| May 19, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Metra service on the Rock Island District line resumed this afternoon after an Amtrak train derailment block the Metra tracks at 16th Street, according to Metra.
Metra trains were not allowed to enter or exit the LaSalle Street station due to the...
| May 20, 2013
Marie Drake was already displeased Sunday morning when she boarded a free shuttle bus near the 63rd Street Red Line station. The Chicago Transit Authority, she said, hadn’t done enough to explain the five-month shutdown of the Red Line’s Dan...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Commuting on the South Side changed fundamentally Monday. Yet at the same time, nothing changed.
CTA Red Line trains were absent from the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway for the first weekday since the south branch opened almost 44 years ago, except...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:00 AM
CTA President Forrest Claypool on Monday appeared to alternate between playing the roles of an impartial party as well as a pitchman for the new Ventra transit card's controversial prepaid debit-account program.
Claypool told state officials at a public...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:42 AM
The Chicago Water Taxi will open a new North Avenue stop on May 28 to take commuters to train stations downtown, the company announced Tuesday.
Wendella boats will shuttle riders between the new North Avenue dock, on the south end of the Cherry Street...
| May 14, 2013
Metra provides over 300,000 passenger trips a day and thousands of Chicagoland customers have come to rely on personal electronic devices -- anything from cell phones to laptops to iPads and Kindles -- to ease long commutes.
Since 2009, the Tribune...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Trains on Metra's Union Pacific lines ware being delayed by as much as an hour late this afternoon because of computer signal problems.
Commuters on all three Union Pacific lines--West, North and Northwest--should expect delays of at least a half-hour...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:52 AM
The CTA board is poised to approve an agreement Wednesday with the University of Chicago that would allow the CTA to continue to operate four campus bus routes for five years.
The buses that would continue to run are the Nos. 170-U. of Chicago/Midway,...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:56 AM
White Sox fans, this weekend is the last chance you'll have to use the Sox-35th Red Line station for Sox games this season.
Starting May 19, the CTA will close the Red Line between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street in a five-month project to overhaul...