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August 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Red Line extension to 130th is still unfunded and a universal Chicago fare card hasn’t materialized, but in the immediate term, the Metra can run more trains and charge lower fares to help get the South Side moving.
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Metra’s Electric line is one of the few places where Chicago’s commuter rail owns the tracks. Transit advocates have lobbied for years for the service to be run more like traditional public transit.
Curbed Chicago
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.
The Chicago Tribune
June 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The $45 billion transportation bill approved by the Illinois Legislature ended up including more public transit funding than it originally offered, but a Kendall County Metra project raises questions.
Streetsblog Chicago
June 1, 2019, 5am PDT
The el/El/L debate has never been resolved, but the CTA says its usage is the correct one.
Chicago Magazine
April 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A temporary bus/bike lane experiment could lead to permanent additions around the city.
The Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2019, 1pm PST
In a city where bus ridership has been declining for years, Pace has found success on the expressway.
Chicago Tribune
January 11, 2019, 10am PST
The CTA hopes the renovated Garfield Green Line station, originally built for the World's Columbian Exposition, will become a gateway for the Washington Park community.
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2018, 6am PST
The long-discussed 130th Street Red Line stop gets federal money for planning transit-oriented development to accompany the proposed new station.
Streetsblog
December 13, 2018, 8am PST
A flyover to clear a bottleneck of trains serving the Red, Brown, and Purple lines is a key component of the massive modernization project planned by the Chicago Transit Authority.
Chicago Tribune
December 8, 2018, 1pm PST
The card game LOOP was made by people who obviously put in some serious time hanging from straps on the L.
CityLab
October 27, 2018, 5am PDT
The Chicago Transit Agency 2019 includes a flyover at the Belmont train station, rehabs for two Blue Line stops, and Red and Purple Line modernizations, among other things.
Streetsblog
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration will expand its program to incentivize transit oriented development by including land around the 79th Street and Chicago Avenue bus routes.
Curbed Chicago
August 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
Steven Vance argues that the city is missing an opportunity to zone for and create housing in and around the new Damen Green Line stop.
Streetsblog Chicago
August 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
Chicago's South Side got its 31st Street (number 31) bus back for some weekday service in 2016, but it's likely that service will be canceled again.
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2018, 7am PDT
An international design firm has completed the planned designs for a new transit station in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
April 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
The CTA just raised fares, but some think if the service were truly committed to equity it should be made free.
Chicago Reader
March 9, 2018, 12pm PST
The Chicago Transit Authority's Red-Purple Bypass Project will add an additional track to speed up trains passing through the Belmont Station. The project requires the demolition of several neighborhood buildings.
Chicago Tribune
February 14, 2018, 8am PST
CTA upgrades will speed up trains and increase capacity for four train lines in the city.
Streetsblog Chicago
January 27, 2018, 1pm PST
A $2.3 billion extension of the CTA's Red Line would be the first extension of a Chicago's "L" line since 1993.
Chicago Tribune