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.
March 8, 2015, 7am PDT
The Central Loop BRT project, scheduled to break ground this month, will improve commuter travel times. But a collection of compromises means many ideal BRT components won't be installed.
November 3, 2014, 5am PST
Yonah Freemark writes an op-ed that argues for the Chicago Transit Authority to do more than maintain the status quo.
May 20, 2014, 10am PDT
A Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic invokes the most influential planning battles in the country's history in critiquing the proposed Red-Purple Bypass Project sought by the Chicago Transit Authority and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
April 18, 2014, 12pm PDT
Fairly sizable funding contingencies still have to be resolved, but the so-called Red-Purple Bypass Project could increase rush hour capacity at a critical North Side junction by 30 percent.
September 2, 2012, 1pm PDT
In a response to reader a question, Ken Davis goes in search of the factors that lead to Chicago Transit Authority decisions about eliminating or adding bus service.
August 21, 2012, 11am PDT
Without full-time bus-only lanes, signal priority, advanced ticket sales, or all-door boarding, the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) tentative first steps aboard Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) may not be so speedy after all.