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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...

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CTA Offers Previously Unreleased Mapping And Rider Data To Chicago App Developers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

Ever wish there was a way to predict--and avoid--the thousands of neighborhood events and attractions that can jam up an L platform without warning? O...

CTA Beefing Up Police, Camera Presence

Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Perhaps as a response to the ongoing publicity surrounding attacks and robberies occurring on their trains and in their stations alike, including the ...

PHOTOS: The Most 'Romantic' Transit Systems In The United States

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

Craigslist, the universe's authority on love, used bikes and pyramid schemes, announced Monday that, of the five largest U.S. subway or metro systems,...

CTA Considers Closing 5 L Stops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago commuters may need to start thinking about alternative routes if the CTA moves forward with their plan to close five L stops. The stations th...

PHOTOS: Posse Of Pants-Free Commuters Take Over CTA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While nudity isn't an everyday occurrence on the CTA, it certainly happens from time to time--usually to the dismay of riders and CTA employees alike....

CTA Launches 'Train Tracker'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For all the benefits of "L" travel over Chicago's buses -- speed, convenience, the ability to buy a fare card at the same place you get on -- the trai...

Suspicious Package Found At Blue Line Station

Chicago Sun-Times | Tom Conoboy's Writing Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Emergency crews are investigating a suspicious package found at a Northwest Side CTA station Monday night. Police responded just after 6 p.m. to a ...

Riding While Dead: Widespread Abuse Discovered In RTA's 'Seniors Ride Free' Program

Better Government Association/ Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO--In Chicago, the dead are known to vote. Turns out they also take public transit, according to an investigation by the Better Government Assoc...

NAME THAT TRAIN: Corporate Sponsorships Coming To CTA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the Chicago Transit Authority struggles to deal with shrinking revenues, executives are coming up with creative ways to make money--which is why ou...

CTA Working To Reduce Number Of Crashes, Averaging One Per Day

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CTA buses have slammed into light poles, viaducts and bus shelters. Even a house took a direct hit, damaged so severely that it had to be demolished. ...

After Massive Layoffs, CTA Relying On Overtime

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA paid more than $1.9 million in overtime to bus drivers in the four months following the February service cuts -- 62 percent more than it paid ...

CTA Plans To Add New South Side Red Line Stops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years, Chicagoans have been vocal about their desire for expanded CTA service--and Red Line users on the South Side just might get it soon enough....

Watch Your iPod: CTA Thefts Rising Dramatically

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thefts and robberies have risen dramatically on CTA buses, trains and L platforms in the last four years -- and are on the rise again this year. The ...

CTA Fares Could Be Paid Using Smart Phones

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You can use a mobile phone for just about anything these days, and now the folks at the Chicago Transit Authority are hoping to save some money by all...

Chicago Gets $35M In Federal Grants For CTA Bus Projects

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago was awarded federal grants totaling more than $35 million today to launch two long-planned CTA bus projects aimed at speeding travel through d...

CTA Free Rides For Seniors: Senate Votes 57-0 To Restrict Free Rides By Income

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to significantly curb the free rides for seniors program, but aides to Gov. Pat Quinn indicated he ...

CTA Free Rides For Seniors May Still Get Scaled Back In New Bill

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Free rides for senior citizens on buses and trains would be scaled back significantly and transit systems throughout Illinois would net millions dolla...

CTA Employee Accused Of Selling Marijuana At L Stop

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Timothy Stovall, 34, of the 1800 block of South Hawthorne, was spotted selling marijuana while he worked at the Wilson Red Line stop Saturday night, A...

Senate Rejects Bill To Limit Free Rides For Seniors

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Regardless of their income, senior citizens can continue riding Chicago-area mass transit for free after the state Senate Wednesday preserved what a G...

CTA To Test New York-Style L Trains On Red Line

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA will roll out new, New York-style L cars on the Red Line next week. The transit agency is testing 10 prototype cars with more aisle-facing se...

Why The Long-Overdue CTA Train Tracker Isn't All That Overdue

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This week, the CTA quietly rolled out an extremely early version of its long-in-development train tracker system, making real-time information about u...

CTA On High Alert After Moscow Subway Bombings

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's police and public transit are on heightened alert after dozens died in two rush-hour subway bombings in Moscow....

Prosecutors: Adan Valle Hit CTA Bus Driver In Head With Hammer Over $1

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Hyatt Hotel employee clobbered a CTA bus driver in the head with a hammer because he was refused a student fare, Cook County prosecutors said today....

CTA: Cameras In Every Station At The End Of The Month

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority says it will have at least one camera at each of its 144 rail stations by the end of the month. The money for the new c...