Chicago Transit Authority

Bus Priority Zones

Op-Ed: Invest More in Chicago's Buses

In addition to funding the city's roadways and trains, Chicago could use new federal infrastructure dollars to shore up its bus system and invest in bus rapid transit that would improve service for riders.

February 3, 2022 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Bus

Chicago Transit Authority Hopes to Entice Riders With Cheaper Fares

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in October proposed a $1.75 billion operating budget that will make it cheaper to ride transit in the Windy City.

October 31, 2021 - Chicago Transit Authority

CTA El Train

One Big Step Forward, One Small Step Back for Chicago Red Line Extension

A big approval and a significant delay—but otherwise 2020 has been a positive year for plans to extend the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line by 5.6 miles to the south.

December 28, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Red Line

Red Line Extension to Chicago's Far South Side Making Steady Progress

A transit extension envisioned since the 1950s is this year making steady, tangible progress in the Windy City.

November 15, 2020 - WTTW

Chicago, Illinois

Advocates Urge Mayor Lightfoot to Keep Transit Running in the Event of Post-Election Unrest

Nine organizations signed a petition to prioritize access to transit during potential post-election protests.

October 22, 2020 - WTTW

Chicago Transit Authority

Website Predicts Crowds to Inform Social Distancing on Buses and Trains

Know before you go.

June 18, 2020 - Chicago Tribune


Chicago to Pilot All-Door Bus Boarding

Chicago is late to the game on all-door bus boarding, but that will change this summer.

February 25, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Rock Island Line

Opinion: Improved Commuter Rail Services Would Better Serve Chicago’s South Side Residents

The city’s South Side residents need more transit options, but an extension of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line would be a costly and less effective alternative.

February 23, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

CTA Purple Line train

Editorial: Use TIF to Fund Transit Improvements in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune supports the use of tax increment financing to fund a $2.1 billion project to revamp the Red and Purple lines on the CTA system in Chicago.

October 8, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Commuter Rail

What's Hindering Regional Transportation in the U.S.?

Public transportation that serves regional areas makes sense, but the United States has been slow to pursue strategies and policies that foster these types of systems.

September 29, 2019 - the transport politic

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