| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:46 AM
There are certain CTA stations that seem almost impossible to navigate, even if you are in good shape.
Take the Sheridan Red Line stop, for example. The stairwell is narrow and is known to get slick with puddles after rain. Or the Central Purple Line...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Residents who have been long been plagued by flooding near Central Road in Northfield Township said they were encouraged Monday when officials pledged to begin studying the problem.
Joe Kratzer, principal civil engineer with the Metropolitan Water...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:12 AM
After a long wait, Geneva commuters will finally have a third level on the parking deck adjacent to the Metra train station.
The City Council on Monday approved a $4.48 million contract with Walsh Construction, of Chicago, to build the third tier, which...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Old transit fare cards won’t buy rides on the CTA and Pace starting today with the completion of a sometimes grueling 10-month transition to the new Ventra fare-collection system.
Starting Tuesday, bus customers will be required to pay fares...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:30 PM
First it was Rod Blagojevich who sent free rides soaring on the Chicago area's transit system, and now the lingering effects of the Great Recession are keeping the numbers high, experts say.
The former governor's gift of free rides to all Illinois...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
As the new chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard said Wednesday he plans to use his experience as a longtime state legislator to build consensus at the often-divided agency.
But perhaps just as important as his political...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, says he has enough support to be elected chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority at its meeting Wednesday.
Dillard, who was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:43 PM
In the story about the Kennedy work this past weekend, it was reported that Metra conductors did not check for tickets because of the crowded cars, nor apparently did they collect fares.
It is difficult to comprehend that Metra does not have an...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
The first of more than 800 new rail cars will begin showing up on CTA train lines in 2019, according to an announcement Wednesday that pushes back the agency’s already-delayed next-generation train.
The revised plan to spend more than $1 billion...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Pace is launching weekend bus routes that will carry riders from CTA train stations to Brookfield Zoo, the agency announced Wednesday.
Starting Memorial Day, one route will connect passengers to the zoo from the Harlem/Lake Station on CTA's Green Line...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:56 AM
The CTA is making progress cracking down on strollers that take up space in priority seating on buses, CTA president Forrest Claypool said today.
Stroller complaints were down 60 percent in the six months after the CTA introduced an information campaign...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Monday is Memorial Day. The following services will be affected:
Schools: Public schools in Chicago will be closed. Most suburban and parochial schools will be closed. Check local districts.
Government offices: Closed.
Postal Service: No mail...