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CTA physics: Why buses arrive in bunches
Oct. 15, 2014
A visual explainer: Why multiple buses arrive at the same stop at the same time, and why the fixes are almost as frustrating as the problem.
Meet the CTA's conductor of kindness
Jul. 9, 2014
For 36 years, Michael Powell’s friendly quips comforted commuters. Turns out, he needed comfort, too.
Will Chicago scale back its 'bus rapid transit' plan?
Dec. 20, 2013
After wrapping up a public-comment period, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration faces tough choices.
Last Ventra phase suspended
Nov. 6, 2013
Commuters will be able to hold on to those old Chicago Cards and magnetic strip cards for a little while longer.
Schools pilot special Ventra card
Aug. 29, 2013
At six of the city’s public high schools, students are getting a single card that serves as both a student ID and a transit card.
Artist Theaster Gates may get his work on the CTA Red Line
Jul. 14, 2013
The agency wants the award-winning Chicago artist to create two pieces at 95th Street.
Six tunnels lurking below Chicago's Loop
Jun. 20, 2013
Ever wanted to peel back Chicago’s streets and take a peek underground? At the request of one Curious Citizen, we did just that.
More Red Line contracts go to minorities, women
Jun. 18, 2013
The current CTA Red Line renovation helps address some past racial disparities in city construction jobs. But groups are still on the lookout for front companies posing as minority contractors.
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