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Forgot Your Mask And Hand Sanitizer? The CTA Is Rolling Out PPE Vending Machines At 6 Train Stations

The machines will be installed at the Belmont, Roosevelt and 79th Street Red Line stations; the Midway Orange Line station; the Jefferson Park Blue Line station and the Kedzie Green Line station.


CTA Rolls Out Program To Help North Side Businesses Survive Massive Red Line Construction Project

The Open For Business campaign will seek to get customers to patronize businesses near the massive Red Line overhaul project.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Bus Driver Who Moonlighted As Famous Blues Guitarist Is Getting Off The Bus After 28 Years

Toronzo Cannon drew on his CTA experiences for his internationally known blues music. Now he'll be a full-time blues man.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Want To Avoid Crowded Buses, Trains? CTA Has New Tool So You Can Look Up When They’re Busy

The tool is meant to help riders who want to practice social distancing and avoid crowded trains and buses amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Black And Brown Essential Workers Had To Keep Taking Buses And Trains Despite Coronavirus Risks, Research Shows

Black and Latino communities have been hit the hardest by coronavirus — and they are also the communities where most essential workers live.


With Blue Line Trains, System At Capacity Before COVID, CTA Eyes New Power Station In Avondale To Boost Service

Ridership has exploded along the Blue Line, which also is operating more higher-tech train cars. The CTA needs to bolster its power grid to meet demand.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

CTA Kicks Off Around-The-Clock Red Line Work In Uptown: ‘This Is Going To Be Massive Disruption’

One month of 24/7 work is required before heavy construction on the Red-Purple modernization project can begin, officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Giving Away Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer

The CTA is giving away the kits to welcome back riders to public transit.


Rear Door Boarding Of CTA Buses Ends Sunday

The CTA is asking that all riders wears mask. But it acknowledges drivers are not being told to stop mask-less passengers from boarding.


CTA Shutting Down All Trains, Buses Monday Night

Trains and buses will stop running throughout the city until at least Tuesday morning.


CTA’s Abrupt Closure Leaves People Stranded Around City

"I have no idea how I'm going to get home," one man said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Activists Beg People Looting Chicago: Please Don’t Destroy Our Neighborhoods

“I know they’re desperate,” said Asiaha Butler of Resident Association of Greater Englewood. “This puts trauma on the very people that help those individuals."

Englewood, Chatham

CTA Shuts Down All Trains And Buses Sunday Night; Metra Service Cancelled Through Monday

The total shutdown of CTA service followed continuing violence, looting and arson Sunday.


Edgewater Car Dealership Will Be Demolished Wednesday As CTA Starts Temporary Red Line Station Work

The demolition will not be an "implosion," which are temporarily banned after a disastrous Little Village demo.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Second Person Charged With Pushing Marine Into Red Line Train Ordered Held Without Bond

The 19-year-old is accused of getting into a fight and pushing the Marine into a CTA train April 7, killing him.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Driver Fleeing Police Crashes Into Brown Line Train, Causing It To Derail

The driver and his passenger were arrested, police said. The train's conductor was hospitalized in good condition.

Albany Park

2 Hurt When SUV Crashes Into CTA Bus And Semi-Truck In Englewood

When police arrived on the scene, one pedestrian was on the ground and one person was stuck in a car.

Englewood, Chatham

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.


CTA Offering Refunds On 7- And 30-Day Passes As Ridership Drops During Pandemic

The CTA is offering prorated credits for people who only used part of their passes because of coronavirus.


CTA, Metra See Sharp Drop In Riders, Considering Service Reductions

“We have to keep the public transit system going," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday.

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