February 25, 2020, 7am PST
Chicago is late to the game on all-door bus boarding, but that will change this summer.
February 23, 2020, 7am PST
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.
October 8, 2019, 6am PDT
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.
September 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
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 8, 2019, 11am PDT
The Chicago Transit Authority's largest-ever construction project, also one of its most controversial projects, will begin construction soon.
July 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
Four intrepid reporters from the Chicago Tribune raced to O'Hare International Airport by personal car, a ride-share, on CTA, and on Metra to decide which is fastest.
July 16, 2019, 7am PDT
A 25 percent tariff on steel imports could eventually be passed to transit riders in the form of higher fares.
June 1, 2019, 5am PDT
The el/El/L debate has never been resolved, but the CTA says its usage is the correct one.
April 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago will address some of the street configuration issues that plague bus service on its most-heavily used corridors.
January 3, 2019, 6am PST
The Maryland Department of Transportation was the big winner in the Federal Transit Administration's Transit-Oriented Development Pilot Planning Program, with $2 million in grant funding.
October 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Both cities have aging transit systems in need of major repairs. Chicago’s approach has helped turn the system around while New York is still grappling with its issues.
December 20, 2017, 10am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority Board voted unanimously to raise fares, despite shrinking ridership.
January 9, 2017, 11am PST
The city of Chicago was working hard to win the federal funding while the Obama Administration is still in power.
October 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
A successful TOD will be predicated upon three core elements: 1) development; 2) transit; and 3) transit-friendly amenities. While focus tends to be on the first two elements, this article provides insights on the importance of the third element.
Renewal & Redevelopment (Association for Redevelopment Initiatives)
August 12, 2016, 6am PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for ways to raise local funds to help secure the federal funds necessary for the CTA's Red-Purple Bypass Project.
July 14, 2016, 6am PDT
When gas prices fall, discretionary transit riders also spend less on transit according to an analysis of credit and debit card bills by the JP Morgan Chase Institute.
March 10, 2016, 6am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will replace half its rail cars by the year 2020.
February 13, 2016, 7am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority has something to celebrate as it tries to dig itself out of a budgetary hole.
July 13, 2015, 11am PDT
Plans to construct a prestigious express line to O'Hare airport may be overkill. The existing Blue Line, which could benefit from some investment, already connects downtown Chicago and the airport.
May 21, 2015, 8am PDT
After an initial proposal a year ago, prompting immediate and strong criticism, the Chicago Transit Authority has completed its environmental assessment of a proposal designed to improve service capacity at the infamous bottleneck of Clark Junction.