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  • 'So far, so good' on first weekday of Red Line shutdown

    'So far, so good' on first weekday of Red Line shutdown
    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...
  • Water taxi opens new North Avenue stop

    Water taxi opens new North Avenue stop
    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...
  • Wi-Fi on Metra: Where studies and balance sheets differ

    Wi-Fi on Metra: Where studies and balance sheets differ
    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...
  • Signal problems delay Metra Union Pacific lines

    Signal problems delay Metra Union Pacific lines
    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...
  • CTA, University of Chicago reach bus deal

    CTA, University of Chicago reach bus deal
    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,...
  • Last chance for Sox Red Line stop for games

    Last chance for Sox Red Line stop for games
    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...
  • $442,000 buyout for Metra CEO 'small price to pay'

    $442,000 buyout for Metra CEO 'small price to pay'
    Alex Clifford, hired to clean up Metra after the Phil Pagano scandal, resigned as CEO today after a protracted negotiation with the commuter rail agency's politically appointed board of directors. Clifford agreed to accept a $442,237 buyout covering...
  • Train hits, kills 'trespasser' near Homewood station

    Train hits, kills 'trespasser' near Homewood station
    An inbound Metra Electric train is on the move again this afternoon after hitting a pedestrian near the south suburban Homewood station. The train involved was on its way as of 1:20 p.m., according to passenger Chuck Burke, an editor at the Chicago...
  • Bike-share service delayed 2 weeks

    Bike-share service delayed 2 weeks
    The launch of Chicago's Divvy bicycle-sharing service, set for Friday, will be postponed for two weeks to allow "more extensive testing" of equipment, the city's transportation commissioner told the Tribune on Tuesday. The disappointing decision to...
  • Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region

    Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region
    Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening. By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
  • Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service

    Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service
    Metra's SouthWest Line trains are on the move again through the Fuller Park neighborhood where a freight train derailed this morning, but delays of up to 90 minutes plagued the evening rush hour, according to Metra. “We want commuters to know...
  • New signage hopes to make transit connections easier

    New signage hopes to make transit connections easier
    New blue signs and expanded “wayfinding maps’’ are popping up around Chicago and in two transit-rich suburbs, pointing commuters and would-be riders to CTA and Metra rail stations and CTA and Pace bus stops.   Some of the new information...