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Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

Underneath the Tracks: A Journey on Chicago's L Train

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

And as I sat on the train this past August, having visited my mother's apartment near the Homan-Kedzie stop, 6 years after I completed my bachelor's and under my belt the accomplishment of providing a safe neighborhood for my daughter, I felt sad.

PHOTOS: CTA Unveils New 5000-Series Rail Cars

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

The first of 706 new CTA cars made their debut on the Pink Line Wednesday and were met with mixed reactions from Chicagoans. The new cars--the fir...

Who Stole the 'L' Stop at Washington/State?

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

It may be the biggest heist in Chicago history, folks, and it's right under our noses. Or our feet, anyway.

CTA's Holiday Homeless Harassment

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

For a public agency in Chicago to threaten to throw homeless people out onto freezing streets in far-flung corners of the city without as much as caring whether they have the means to get to a shelter is unnecessary and cruel in equal measure.

Seatless L Cars Coming In October

WBBM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you're a regular CTA commuter, you know that some trains and buses are so crowded, they are standing room only by the time you get on. Now the CTA...

Why Won't the CTA Brand the Chicago 'L'?

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

So why aren't the most famous elevated trains on the planet--ours here in Chicago-- branded? What is the CTA waiting for? Can the agency not recognize the power of 116 years of brand recognition?