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Labor Day Message: Time to Make the American Dream a Reality Again

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Our country is now a nation of two classes -- the small cadre of the super rich and the rest of us, bus drivers, restaurant workers, telecom workers, firefighters, working families who are being unfairly blamed for the problems of our country.

State Budget Cuts Could Mean CTA, Metra Fare Hikes

Posted 07.25.2013 | Chicago

Riders on CTA, Metra and Pace public transit in the Chicago area could be facing a new round of fare hikes after the Illinois General Assembly slashed...

'Ashland Corridor' Bus Rapid Transit Project Raises Concerns

Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

Story by Alisa Hauser, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: EAST VILLAGE — Promises of a faster and more reliable CTA bus commute did not reassure some of t...

New CTA Train Tracker Map Shows Your Route In Real-Time

Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago

While it may come as little consolation to the thousands of Red Line riders on the city's South Side who need to make alternate transportation plans f...

RTA Concerned With New Fees For CTA Riders Under Ventra System

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

The head of the Regional Transportation Authority this week became the latest in a long line of those expressing concern with new fees associated with...

CTA Ridership Reaches 22-Year High

Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Wednesday that its 2012 ridership had increased modesty over last year -- and cracked a 22-year high. The C...

Joseph Erbentraut

Ambitious Public Transit App Project Plans Next Steps | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.31.2012 | Chicago

Barring a sudden deluge of multi-thousand dollar donations, the Kickstarter campaign to get an unprecedented app focused on nearly every conceivable a...

CTA Ridership Reaches 20-Year High

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority on Tuesday announced that its annual ridership in 2011 was up 3 percent over the previous year -- the largest one-year b...

CTA Plans To Makeover 100 Rail Stations

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a makeover scheduled for 100 rail stations throughout the city. According to NBC Chicago, 100 stati...

How Metra Lost a New Rider

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

For all the recent crowing from Metra about the transit agency's nifty new homepage, the site's online contact form limits written complaints to 500 characters. Not words. Characters.

South Side Group Lobbies For CTA Gold Line Out Of Olympics

Chicago Tribune | Richard Wronski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Transit riders already have a choice of Red, Green, Blue, Brown, Orange, Yellow, Pink and Purple Lines, but a coalition of South Side activists also w...

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.

Free Public Transit Rides For Low-Income Disabled

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 10/24 "Misunderstandings on how to apply for a free rides program for disabled riders has resulted in a number of applications being rejected,...

Chicago Public Transit Nation's Most Expensive: Survey

Chi-Town Daily News | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A transit watchdog group says Chicagoans pay more to ride public transit than residents of other major cities, and that proposed 2009 fare increases w...