| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations.
Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Megan Crepeau Anyone been stuck on an overcrowded Blue Line lately, or waited for Godot an Irving Park bus? Yeah, me too. You know who probably hasn't? Certain members of the CTA's Board of Directors. RedEye found that out......
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
It always slips my mind, but today's editorial on nepotism in county government reminds me that oft-lauded County Board President Toni Preckwinkle endorsed Assessor Joe Berrios in his primary race against then-Commissioner Forrest Claypool. Thanks, Toni!....
| Nov 25, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked ™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: Your posse, like every good posse, needs a "no" person — a man or woman deputized to speak skeptically...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Millions more passenger trips taken on the Blue and Brown Lines helped boost CTA ridership by 3 percent last year, reaching the highest level since 1991, the transit agency said today.
The CTA ridership gain in 2011 over 2010 edged out the 2.3 percent...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 10:46 AM
The CTA today ended its 15-year-old ban on accepting advertising for alcoholic beverages in a move projected to generate an extra $3.2 million to the transit agency on its existing ad contract.
The CTA board approved an ordinance amending the agency's...
| Jan 15, 2012
Working for a public agency with a runaway overtime problem, CTA veteran Jackie Hubbard logged an average of 34 hours of OT on top of each 40-hour week, according to payroll records.
"Some people at CTA are picky about the type of work they do and the...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Some Brown and Purple line riders will see relief from slow zones after work begins next year on a $66 million project to repair track between the Merchandise Mart and Armitage, CTA president Forrest Claypool and Mayor Emanuel announced Tuesday.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Thefts on the CTA, a category that includes the snatches of smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices from transit riders, increased 16 percent in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period in 2011, according to the Chicago...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Setting a timeline for the CTA’s No. 1 improvement project – the multibillion-dollar replacement of the Red Line – hinges on negotiations that will begin next week in Congress over a new transportation funding bill, CTA president Forrest...
| May 6, 2012
City officials are describing a lengthy list of roadway closings, parking bans and mass transit reroutes during the upcoming NATO summit weekend as "minor inconveniences," but independent transportation experts cautioned that the scope of the security-...