CTA

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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) plans to put 20 electric buses into their fleet and power them with en-route chargers.
Streetsblog
November 23, 2017, 5am PST
Streetsblog Chicago took a look at the big projects reshaping the Chicago Transit Authority, on the occasion of the transit system's 70th anniversary.
Streetsblog Chicago
November 13, 2017, 9am PST
A new report from Active Transit Alliance outlines plans to get Chicago buses back up to speed.
Streetsblog Chicago
October 14, 2017, 7am PDT
Chicago trains and buses have long had dark cloth coverings, which can hide liquids and make for unpleasant experiences for riders.
Reader
August 30, 2017, 2pm PDT
One of the nation's premier transit systems has a striking new addition.
Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2017, 8am PDT
Chicago's cashless transit payment system (Ventra) could pay for Divvy Bike rentals in the city according to city officials.
Chicago Sun Times
August 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
An apparent suicide stopped trains Tuesday morning at the Fullerton stop, which serves as a hub for Chicago's North Side transit. Prices for a ride from the area to downtown via Lyft reached triple digits.
DNA Info
August 1, 2017, 9am PDT
Hyde Park resident launches signature campaign to rebuild the CTA's demolished Green Line to connect downtown Chicago with the future site of President Obama's Library.
Streetsblog Chicago
July 11, 2017, 7am PDT
A Chicago Transit Authority pilot program for prepayment is set to expand. Transit advocates can't wait for the agency to adopt the program around the city.
Chicago Sun Times
June 29, 2017, 6am PDT
Chicago Avenue bus is one of Chicago's busiest. It deserves a bus lane.
Streetsblog Chicago
May 25, 2017, 10am PDT
Signal priority is a way to create faster, more regular bus service by adjusting length of stoplights for buses.
Active Transportation Alliance
April 29, 2017, 7am PDT
On Chicago's massive south side, fixing transit means working on more than just CTA trains.
South Side Weekly
April 27, 2017, 5am PDT
An art instillation of colorful LED lights hanging under the L on Wabash looks to grow.
Curbed
March 16, 2017, 7am PDT
Zoning around Chicago's public transit in relatively affluent areas won't allow for density or any kind of housing other than single family homes.
Chicago Cityscape
February 19, 2017, 11am PST
A $32 million infrastructure project in downtown Chicago to create dedicated bus lanes and improve bus shelters is done, but the city of Chicago and its police are not enforcing the laws they made to make that system run.
NBC Chicago
February 17, 2017, 12pm PST
The United Center, which is home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, will get a new elevated train station.
Crain's
January 30, 2017, 2pm PST
Daniel Kay Hertz argues that, besides improving service, a little signage could save the city of Chicago billions of dollars in service expansion costs.
Chicago Magazine
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.
The Chicago Tribune
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.
Chi.Streetsblog
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.
Chicago Tribune