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  • CTA unveils artwork for 8 Red Line South stations

    CTA unveils artwork for 8 Red Line South stations
    Indira Johnson shut her eyes and smiled as she recalled describing her vision for the perfect Red Line station mural: Something vibrant. Something inclusive of everyone frequenting the station. Something to anticipate when emerging from the stairwell....
  • Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar

    Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar
    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...
  • CTA's Red Line art installations are poetry in motion

    I almost got arrested 15 years ago in Paris when I took pictures of poems on display in the Metro train system. The photo ban was for security reasons. I explained that I was a Chicagoan wanting to show pictures to city officials so that our CTA might...
  • How to transfer CTA card balance to Ventra

    How to transfer CTA card balance to Ventra
    Still have old CTA fare cards floating around? Riders can mail in their old fare cards and have the balances transferred to registered Ventra cards until Sept. 1 as the CTA wraps up its transition to Ventra. Starting July 1, only Ventra cards,...
  • New designs for public transportation offer a tight fit

    For the life of me, I don't know why new designs for rail cars and buses can't take into account the fact that people are larger nowadays and in wintertime, we double our sizes with layers of heavy clothing.  Winter or not, the new scoop seat, center-...
  • Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle

     Getting to Lucas museum would be half the battle
    Too bad you can't get there from here. Not if "there" is the newly won Lucas Museum of Narrative Art headed for the near south lakefront. And not if "here" is one of the West Loop Metra stations used by day-trippers from the suburbs. Well, OK, you can...
  • How to ride CTA amid Chicago Pride Parade

    How to ride CTA amid Chicago Pride Parade
    The CTA is implementing rules and additional service for the Chicago Pride Parade Sunday. Riders will not be permitted to bring bikes on trains Sunday, but bikes will still be allowed on buses. Buses are equipped to carry two bikes. Bikes are...
  • Video catches CTA driver breaking up fight: 'We got a weapon here?'

    Video catches CTA driver breaking up fight: 'We got a weapon here?'
    The CTA driver walks briskly down the bus aisle, his voice calm and firm as he keeps saying, "Break it up, break it up." In a public transit system as large as Chicago’s, scuffles break out from time to time, and the first few seconds of the one...
  • Dillard elected RTA chairman

    Dillard elected RTA chairman
    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...
  • Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship

    Dillard: I've got votes for RTA chairmanship
    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,...
  • Woman wounded when gun goes off on CTA bus

    Woman wounded when gun goes off on CTA bus
    A woman was grazed in the leg while riding a CTA bus this morning when another passenger picked up an "unattended gun" from a seat and it went off, officials said. A man sitting across from the woman noticed the gun, only about 3 inches long, and picked...
  • Kevin Campbell, project director of rail, HNTB Corp.

    Kevin Campbell, project director of rail, HNTB Corp.
    Kevin Campbell has joined HNTB Corp. as project director of rail and associate vice president. Campbell is based in Chicago and works on projects with the Chicago Transit Authority, along with the firm's other rail clients. Before joining HNTB, Campbell...