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Metra Gets Nearly $40 Million To Boost Accessibility At 59th Street Station

Metra will reconstruct the station's entrances and platforms and install upgrades like elevators and button-activated openers.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

CTA Primed To Buy Land Along Red Line Extension’s Path As Transit TIF Gets Key City Approval

The deal will allow the Cook County Land Bank to secure dozens of Far South Side properties until the CTA is ready to take them over to expand the Red Line.

Roseland, Pullman

CTA Closes Bus Stops Near Obama Center Site, But They’re Still Being Used Despite Unsafe Conditions

Passengers at the closed bus stops have to navigate around construction cones, debris and concrete barriers just steps from traffic as drivers pick them up.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Damen Green Line Station Will Break Ground This Summer Despite 2-Year Delay, City Says

City officials have promised a Green Line station to fill the gap between California and Ashland stops for years. The new station will right a historic wrong, Ald. Burnett said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Brown Line’s Flyover At Belmont Takes Shape As Steel Installed To Send Trains Over Red Line

Builders have laid the first pieces of steel framework that will soon allow northbound Brown Line trains to bypass the Red and Purple line tracks north of Lakeview's Belmont CTA station.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

CTA To Roll Out Dedicated Bus Lanes Along Chicago Avenue, 79th Street

One lane of travel in each direction will temporarily be converted to 24-hour bus lanes to reduce delays and crowding during the coronavirus pandemic.

Midway, West Lawn

Some CTA Blue Line Stairwells Will Temporarily Close This Month In Wicker Park, West Town

The Chicago Avenue, Division Street and Grand Avenue stations will remain open during the stairwell closures.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

6 Hurt After CTA Bus Crashes Into Belmont Cragin Building Friday

The CTA bus driver was trying to avoid an accident with a tow truck driver that had "lost control" when it crashed into the building, authorities said.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

After Long Fight By West Siders, The Ogden Bus Is Back — For Now: ‘If You Don’t Use It, You Lose It’

Advocates are urging residents to use the bus so the one-year pilot program becomes permanent.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

CTA Resumes Some Service, But Transit Remain Shut Down In Large Swaths Of City

Trains are not running Downtown — and bus service has also been halted in the surrounding neighborhoods.


Damen Avenue In Wicker Park Will Close This Week For Emergency Water Repairs

The city's Department of Water Management will close Damen Avenue between Pierce and North avenues Wednesday-Friday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Test All CTA Train Workers For Coronavirus, Union Leader Says

One bus driver has contracted COVID-19 and another is in isolation after their spouse tested positive for the virus.


South Side Bus Stop Bench Removed As City Cracks Down On Loitering, Creating ‘Mess’ For Elderly Riders

The removal was an effort to stop people from congregating at the stop all day, the alderman and police said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Construction For CTA Red-Purple Bypass Set To Begin This Fall

A long-awaited plan to "detangle" the crowded Red, Brown and Purple line tracks in Lakeview is finally getting underway.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Can Chicago’s New Mayor Bring Back The Bus? Candidates To Talk Transit Plans At Mayoral Forum In Pilsen Tuesday

With bus ridership at a historic low, nine of the 15 mayoral candidates will reveal their plans to improve the city's transit.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards