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As Complaints Of Late Trains And Missing Buses Mount, City Officials Call For Hearing On ‘Deteriorated’ CTA Service

On the Blue Line, the CTA is only running 50-55 percent of its scheduled trains. "People are no longer able to trust that this vital public service going to get them where they need to go on time," Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said.

Citywide

South Side Red Line Commuters Rattled After Rider Shot, Seriously Wounded Near 47th Street Station

A man riding a northbound Red Line train argued with someone who then shot him in his back and legs, police said. "I'm seeing people getting hurt, people getting killed. It's terrible," one rider said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

California Blue Line Station Could Get Elevators, Wider Platforms In $36 Million Overhaul

The CTA wants to improve accessibility at the Logan Square station, which was originally built in 1895 and lacks features that many other "L" stations have.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

South DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Cottage Grove, 79th Street Among Streets Proposed For Bus Improvements

The Better Streets for Buses plan proposes a network of corridors across the city — including 10 along the lakefront from Kenwood to South Shore — to renovate with bus-friendly improvements.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

3 Teenagers Arrested In CTA Robberies, Including Attack On Local TV Host

One of the robberies involves PBS host Will Clinger, who was badly hurt after someone robbed him of his phone on the Red Line in April.

Citywide

Free $150 Gas Cards, CTA Rides Coming To Chicagoans. Here’s How To Apply

You can apply online or at a Chicago Public Library branch to enter the lottery for a $150 gas card or $50 Ventra card.

Citywide

The CTA Boosted Security To Battle Violence, Bad Behavior On Trains And Buses — But Riders Say Nothing Has Changed

The CTA has hired four private security firms to try to double the number of unarmed guards patrolling the system 24/7. But even guards say they're ill-equipped to deal with violent or unruly passengers.

Citywide

CTA And Metra Say Masks No Longer Required On Buses, Trains As Illinois Lifts Mandate On Public Transportation

The state will no longer require people to wear masks on public transit or in travel hubs like train stations and airports.

Citywide

CTA, Metra Say There’ve Been No Threats To Chicago Transit After Brooklyn Subway Shooting

New York City is reeling from a mass shooting on its subway Tuesday morning. Metra is deploying "extra police and security resources."

Citywide

Man Robbed, Stabbed On Green Line Platform In South Loop, Police Say

The Green Line stabbing is the second attack on a CTA "L" platform this week.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Operator Pushed Onto Red Line Tracks Highlights Increasing Violence Against Transit Workers, Advocacy Group Says

"The trauma we endure is wearing away at our souls. ... Our safety is neglected by the CTA," one worker said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Train Conductor Pushed Onto Red Line Tracks At Edgewater’s Granville Station

The conductor was trying to help someone retrieve their phone when someone pushed him onto the tracks, police said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Would You Improve Broadway In Edgewater, Uptown? Alderman Wants Neighbors To Share Their Ideas

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) is holding community meetings to improve Broadway's pedestrian safety, transit mobility, development and business activity.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Doubling Security Guards On Trains, Buses And Adding More Cops Amid Uptick In Crime

The CTA has struggled with a variety of issues — including an increase in crime and people urinating and smoking on public transportation — as ridership fell during the pandemic.

Citywide

Hollywood Avenue In Edgewater Closing Overnight Through Next Week For Red Line Construction

The road will close to car traffic, but one sidewalk will remain open at all times.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Smoking, Urination And ‘Unruly Behavior’ Is On The Rise On Trains, CTA Riders Say. But Will Private Security Fix Problems?

Riders say ongoing issues have left them fed up with the CTA. The situation also has gotten worse for CTA employees, who say they are routinely threatened on the job.

Citywide

CTA Seeking Artists To Create Pieces For New Red Line Stations In Uptown, Edgewater

CTA officials are looking for artists to create public artwork to be installed at four new Red Line stations.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Regular Blue Line Trains Near O’Hare Will Shut Down On Weekends For CTA Upgrades

Weekend shuttles will run between O'Hare and Rosemont through April as CTA crews improve the four-decade-old infrastructure.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Uptown, Edgewater Students Will Get To Name The Huge Gantry Crane That’s Helping Rebuild Red Line

The "name the gantry" contest will allow classrooms in the shadow of the Red Line rebuild project to submit names for the unique crane.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Lawndale Resident Who Helped Bring Back The Ogden Avenue Bus Honored By Transit Equity Group

Rochelle Jackson fought for years to get the city to revive the No. 157 bus. Her efforts to expand public transit, cycling and walkability on the West Side are being recognized by the Active Transportation Alliance.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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