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CTA To Attach Brown Line To New Belmont Bypass Beginning This Weekend — But It Will Cause Major Disruptions At Belmont

Free shuttle buses will be running between Belmont and Southport beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday, and between Belmont and Irving Park at 4 a.m. Sunday.


CTA Plans To Keep Lower Prices Through 2022 As Ridership Lags Due To COVID-19

The Chicago Transit Authority announced its budget proposal for next year, aiming to maintain the discounts introduced over the summer and eliminating the fee for bus and train transfers.


CTA Temporarily Halts Lead Paint Removal On Red Line After ‘Clouds Of Dust’ Escape Work Site In Uptown

Red Line modernization work was twice stopped this week after dust escaped from a lead containment area, but it has since resumed, according to CTA.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Massive Overhead Crane, Nearly The Length Of Football Field, Will Help Rebuild Red Line In Edgewater

The gantry crane is longer than a Boeing 747 and has been custom designed to work in dense areas to install prefabricated parts of the new Red Line tracks.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Garfield Green Line Station Redesign Honored By State’s Top Architecture Organization

The American Institute of Architects Illinois said the $43 million renovation of the Garfield station created a “joyful, celebratory arrival to the Washington Park neighborhood.”

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

West Siders Are Using Public Art To ‘Bring A Spice Of Life’ To Empty Spaces Near The Pink Line

The first part of the Under the Grid project will add a mural and installations to a lot at Drake and Ogden avenues.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

CTA Opens Office In Uptown To Answer Neighbors’ Questions About Red Line Construction

It is the first community office the CTA has opened for a transit construction project.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Side Needs Renovations To All Green Line Stations, A Lake Street Bus And More CTA Changes, Residents Say

Residents said sweeping changes are needed to public transportation in the area to help neighbors and boost area businesses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Man Shoots At CTA Driver For Being Told To Wear A Mask, Union Leader Says City Must Do More To Protect Workers

"She has a family. Her life, the value of her life, flashed before her eyes. He shot three times. We are not protected as we do our job and provide service up and down these streets."

Roseland, Pullman

As Long-Awaited Red Line Overhaul Begins, Officials Say Disruption To North Side Stations Will Be ‘Worth It’

The reconstruction will completely rebuild Red and Purple line tracks and create stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Offering Discounted Passes To Get Riders Back As City Reopens

Discounted one-, three- and seven-day passes are available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.


My Block, My Hood, My City Is Turning The Red Line Into A Runway: ‘Come On, Who’s Been To A Fashion Show On A Train?’

My Block, My Hood, My City will show off their new summer gear in Railways, a fashion show on a private Red Line train May 22.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Man Charged With Planting Fake Bomb Near Bryn Mawr Red Line Stop, Delaying Trains For Hours

A 57-year-old man is charged with terrorism for alleging planting the fake bomb under the "L" stop May 8, police said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Bomb Scare Near Bryn Mawr Red Line Station Shuts Down Service, Streets For More Than 2 Hours

The fake device, which appeared to be made from plastic PVC pipe, had a wick in the middle of it. Police officials determined it was not a bomb.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Remember The Racine Green Line Station In Englewood? ‘Go Green On Racine’ Wants To Document Your Memories

The team is looking to boost interest in reviving the shuttered station using the power of story.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Major Red Line Reconstruction Begins Soon, Starting With Demolition Of 100-Year-Old Stations, Tracks

The Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations will close May 16 for demolition, but temporary stations will open that day at Argyle and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

This Northwest Side Bus Stop Is Among The Worst In The Country. Congrats?

The Cicero and Elston stop is one of the worst in the country for its location and unsafe access, according to a nationwide competition from transportation site Streetsblog USA.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Hundreds Of Complaints, Rogers Park ‘Open Air Drug Market’ Near Howard ‘L’ Stop Busted By Police, Officials Say

Eighteen people were arrested under Operation End of the Line. Now, Ald. Maria Hadden is looking for holistic ways to end drug dealing in the area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

Did You Wake Up To A Yard Sign On Your Lawn? It’s Part Of The CTA’s Effort To Boost Small Businesses Near Red Line Project

Yard signs saying "I Support ..." Uptown, Andersonville and Edgewater were placed in neighbors' yards, some without explanation, the CTA said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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