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Updated: March 20, 2013 11:31PM The first of at least four weekends of Green Line shutdowns begins this Friday as officials prepare tracks to handle the extra traffic they'll face during the $425 million Red Line South reconstruction.
If your Metra train starts looking like it deserves a centerspread in Better Homes and Gardens, you might want to thank a 10-ride pass holder sitting nearby. The commuter rail agency is hiring 31 new coach cleaners, Chief Executive Officer Alex
Chicago Transit Authority The Chicago Transit Authority, commonly known as the CTA, operates the nation's second largest public transportation system, covering Chicago and 40 suburbs...Some 2,000 buses operate on 154 routes and 2,273 miles, with 12,
Despite the controversy, Redflex stands the best chance to win the contract to expand Orange County's red-light camera program, having outscored other competitors in early staff reviews of bids. On Monday, county officials also received a written
Getting Around A public hearing will be held Monday night about an upcoming fare-payment system that offers new options for CTA and Pace customers, but also contains costly penalties most notably a $3 cash CTA rail fare that transit riders can avoid,
The shutdown of the Wells Street Bridge has the impact of a blocked artery, straining the circulation of much of the CTA rail system. The lower tier of the 91-year-old bridge was closed to vehicles and pedestrians in November for repairs, and now it'
A hearty "Welcome to Chicago," he notes. "It's really a dynamic thing," Edwards says with a laugh. "I get it all the time." A Buffalo, N.Y., native who took the role in November, Edwards arrived at a crucial time for the alliance, which is charged
Or what if a thief grabbed a bus rider's iPhone a not-uncommon crime and an armed commuter tried to stop the criminal? Those scenarios were raised Friday by Chicago transit officials, who called on state legislators to prohibit anyone from carrying a
On May 19, the CTA plans to cut service to the nine southernmost stations of the Red Line to begin a $425 million reconstruction project. The project, announced last June, is the largest reconstruction project in CTA history. On Thursday, CTA
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 better