| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Attention south Red Line riders: CTA officials issued a reminder today that there are just 87 days left of normal service before you will need to make alternate plans for five months.
On May 19, the CTA is planning to cut service to the nine southern-...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:09 PM
If 706 rail cars with center-facing seats are 706 too many for some CTA riders who hate being squeezed from both sides and having their view of the city replaced by the paunch of standing passengers, well, 714 of the same cars doesn’t have any...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he'll use an expected haul of $8.5 million from “deadbeats and cheaters” who owe City Hall money to pay for more police and summer programs for children.
Chicago has collected $5.2 million in outstanding debt...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today that he says will allow the city to more efficiently clean and repair Chicago Transit Authority train stations.
Teams of city workers and private contractors will work together, moving from station to station...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll.
Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:43 AM
The Chicago Transit Authority has started installing electronic signs at bus shelters to inform riders when the next bus will arrive.
The CTA hopes to have the LED signs in place at 150 of the busiest bus shelters by March. The work is being done under a...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time.
New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
| 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-...
| May 10, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Extending the Red Line, developing a bus rapid transit program and encouraging businesses to invest in transit upgrades are among Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's top transit priorities, according to a 72-page transition report he released today.
| Oct 4, 2011
The odds of experiencing a bad commute on the CTA are greater on Mondays and Fridays and during the run-up to rush periods, all because of canceled buses and trains, a Tribune examination of performance data has found.
The worst month for canceled runs...
| 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...