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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

CTA Will Give New Hires $1,000 Signing Bonus In Hopes Of Filling ‘Severe Workforce Shortage’

Transit agency leaders hope hiring bonuses, higher starting salaries and raises for staying on the job will entice desperately needed employees.

Citywide

CTA Security Guards Are Throwing Out Homeless People’s Belongings At Jefferson Park Station, Neighbors Say

CTA officials say they are investigating the issue and it is against the agency's policy. "They don't want us here," one resident said. "We are eyesores."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

CTA Needs 1,000 Workers As It Struggles With Ghost Trains And Buses, Transit Boss Says

After skipping meetings with aldermen, transit President Dorval Carter was grilled Thursday amid the CTA's mounting problems. "If the CTA is not safe, people will not take it," one alderman said.

Citywide

Ex-Cons Came Together To Patrol CTA Trains As Crime On Public Transit Spiked. They Need City Funding To Keep Going

Violence prevention groups can be more effective with the right support, organizer Tyrone Muhammad said. "They should see us as a logical next step to fix the problem that is the violence on our public transportation.” 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

CTA Boss Says He Won’t Ghost A City Hall Hearing Next Week As Public Pressure Mounts To Address Rider Complaints

CTA President Dorval Carter told aldermen he'll finally take the hot seat after months of skipping meetings as commuters complain of long wait times, security issues and ghost trains.

Citywide

CTA President Dorval Carter In The Hot Seat As Fed-Up Commuters Want Him To Resign

CTA riders are calling for the leader's ouster as alderpeople are trying to force him to show up to City Council to address transit problems after he's skipped meetings.

Citywide

Late Night O’Hare-Bound Blue Line Trains Still Running, Despite Social Media Confusion

Trains to O'Hare are in service all night, contrary to a quickly spreading Facebook post, a CTA spokesperson said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park Transit Bus Shelters Could Reopen Later This Fall After Being Closed For 8 Months

The bus shelters have been boarded up and closed since late February after a man damaged their glass.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Attackers Hit Older Asian Man With Bottle, Robbed Him On Red Line: ‘Absolutely Horrific’

The attack is the latest in a wave of violence against older Asian residents, a community advocate said.

Roseland, Pullman

Aldermen, Residents Rip CTA On Ghost Trains And Buses As Agency President Skips Public Hearing

CTA leaders are working to hire more staff and change outdated bus and train schedules to respond to complaints about unreliable service.

Citywide

Protesters Outside CTA Headquarters Ask: ‘Why Are My Trains And Buses So Late?’

Protestors said they're spending too much time waiting for CTA trains and buses that never show up or are badly delayed. CTA leaders say they are working on making service more reliable.

West Loop

CTA Trains Seeing More Delays During Weekends — And More Staff Desperately Needed To Make It Better, Employees Say

“Weekdays on the Orange Line, I feel the service is reliable. But weekends are hit or miss,” a train operator said.

Citywide

CTA ‘L’ Car Spotted On Eisenhower Expressway Wasn’t A Runaway Train — It’s Goose Island Brewery’s Mobile Bar

An old CTA rail car was repurposed by Goose Island Brewery and occasionally gets hauled to events via the expressway, the brewery's president said.

Citywide

Security Dogs Coming Back To CTA Trains Under New $30.9 Million Contract

The CTA dropped security dogs three years ago amid a legal dispute. It's hired back the firm amid crime problems on trains.

Citywide

Foster Avenue Shutting Down Near Red Line This Weekend And Then Overnight Through Early September

Foster Avenue will close this weekend and then overnight for two weeks — but not Labor Day weekend.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Buying 10 More Electric Buses, Upgrading Humboldt Park Garage After Getting $29 Million Grant

The city has committed to an all-electric bus fleet by 2040. The agency is prioritizing adding electric buses to West and South side routes.

Citywide

Detectives Seek 2 Men Suspected In Fatal Shooting Of Man On Red Line Train In Chatham

Diuntel Moon was shot and killed early Saturday on a South Side Red Line train, spurring local leaders and officials to boost protection on the CTA.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Desk Duty Cops Could Be Put On CTA Trains And Platforms To Stop Crime, Top Cop Says

"The average resident would rather see an officer deployed in the field than at a desk if we can still make it work with administration work," Supt. David Brown said.

Citywide

Damen Green Line ‘L’ Station Work To Begin This Month 5 Years After Project Announced

The new station at Lake Street and Damen Avenue is meant to fill a 1-1/2 mile gap between existing Green Line stations and will serve people traveling to the United Center.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
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