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.
December 2, 2016, 11am PST
The Chicago City Council has authorized a billion dollars in funding for upgrades and maintenance for the city's Red, Purple, and Brown Line trains; the city hopes to get additional federal funds before Obama leaves office.
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 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
Anyone in Chicago or with their eyes on social media this weekend couldn't have avoided the scary sights produced by an afternoon storm.
May 18, 2016, 9am PDT
The Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport provides a case study of the collision between neighborhood advocacy, politics, and transit planning.
March 12, 2016, 5am PST
People use different transportation systems depending on the time of year, yet transportation planning rarely accounts for this seasonal variation.
Metropolitan Planning Council
March 10, 2016, 12pm PST
This month, the city of Chicago will choose a team of engineers to brainstorm an express rail line to O'Hare Airport. The plan has come under criticism for diverting future resources away from transit in low-income areas.
March 10, 2016, 6am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will replace half its rail cars by the year 2020.
February 28, 2016, 11am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has eliminated 20 miles of slow zones since 2011.
February 13, 2016, 7am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority has something to celebrate as it tries to dig itself out of a budgetary hole.
December 31, 2015, 8am PST
Chicago, with funding from the four major wireless carriers, has achieved a major amenity for transit users: 4G internet service along 22 miles of subway tracks in the CTA system.
December 22, 2015, 11am PST
Until this weekend, CTA buses in Downtown Chicago averaged a speed of 3 mph. The Loop Link is designed to improve those results.
January 24, 2015, 9am PST
Chicago transit agencies are falling behind its needed capital investments. A new report estimates that the CTA, Metra, and Pace will need to spend $36 billion over the next decade to catch up.
January 9, 2015, 8am PST
Much of the United States went through a cold snap in recent days. How many of you transit commuters sought refuge under heat lamps this week?
August 4, 2014, 8am PDT
A new report challenges assumptions about Chicago's transit system, identifying well-populated neighborhoods that are cut off from frequent transit service.
June 18, 2014, 6am PDT
Samuel Baron makes the case that Divvy, Chicago's "newest transportation system," should be better integrated with the city's other public transport systems.
November 20, 2013, 10am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has become the country's first transit agency to receive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approval to apply for its new “core capacity” grants. The funds would be used to upgrade Red and Purple Line service.
August 21, 2013, 10am PDT
Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is considering overhauling how it distributes funds to the area's three transit operators: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and rail system, Metra commuter rail, and Pace suburban bus system.
June 17, 2013, 6am PDT
Greg Hinz tours the unfinished 'superstation' under Block 37 in the central Loop, built by the Chicago Transit Authority at a cost of $218 million. It would cost an estimated $150 million to complete, a sum that's unlikely to be raised anytime soon.
November 30, 2011, 7am PST
In Chicago, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is willing to spend $500,000 to survey their riders to see how the public feels about the bus and train services.